Efficiency Market Poised for Big Growth
Despite a slowdown in the home-improvement business through the recession, the market for home energy-efficiency improvements is poised for strong growth, Colorado's Pike Research has forecast. (The Denver Business Journal)

Obama’s 2011 Budget Request Backs Energy Efficiency
President Obama’s budget request for next year--despite having to deal with a deficit of $1.3 trillion--will boost investment in energy efficiency and nuclear power. (Energy Efficiency News)

‘State of Green Business’ Released
The third annual report measures the environmental impacts of the emerging green economy. (GreenBiz.com)

Baltimore's Green Building Law Still in Limbo
The city has yet to publish regulations to carry out the law, which requires most private and public buildings to be energy-efficient and environmentally friendly in their design and construction. (The Baltimore Sun)

Susan Singer: New York City's First Eco-Broker
Navigating the green world can be daunting for people who are looking for a more sustainable home choice, and Singer is as much a green consultant as an eco-broker in the current market of retrofits and refurbishments. (The Epoch Times)

San Francisco Mayor Touts Green Jobs Plan
More than half of the $19.2 million announced will fund the San Francisco Energy Watch program, which offers free on-site assessments of energy savings at homes and businesses in the city, as well as the installation of energy-efficient equipment at reduced costs. (SF Appeal)

‘Green House’ Exhibit Opens in Pennsylvania
Organized by the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., the exhibition explores the dynamic field of green residential design as it reaches a turning point of international acceptance by both home builders and the general public. (The Pike County Courier)

Panel Suggests 100 Ways to Green Big Apple’s Buildings
A panel of experts convened by the mayor and city council has issued more than 100 recommendations on how to make New York City’s building codes more environmentally sound by imposing energy-saving requirements on construction and renovation work (The New York Times)

Melting Vinyl Siding Tied to Energy-Efficient Windows
Damage to vinyl siding on a Charlotte, N.C., home allegedly was caused by sunlight bouncing off double-paned, energy-efficient windows next door, and it turns out this same phenomena is happening with increasing frequency across much of the country (WCNC)

Flooring Industry Puts Post-Consumer Waste to Work
A new generation of products made with recycled materials were featured at SURFACES 2010. (Builder)

Los Angeles Eyeing Rainwater Ordinance
A proposal by the Los Angeles Department of Public Works would make builders of developments and new homes capture and reuse rainwater runoff, official said.