Green Building Trends for 2010
Web-based displays that track energy usage in real time and the downsizing of the American home are some of the key trends that will affect home building in 2010. (off-grid)

USGBC Commits to Helping Rebuild Haiti
The U.S. Green Building Council has announced its commitment to help rebuild Haiti after the country was devastated by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. (Mother Nature Network)

2010 Builders’ Show Green Product Preview
Fifteen products for sustainable homes that will be on display in Las Vegas. (EcoHome)

California Adopts Mandatory Green Building Code
California's first-in-the-nation mandatory green building code, adopted Jan. 12 by the California Building Standards Commission and taking effect next January, will help the state meet its tough curbs on greenhouse gas emissions and its goal of deriving a third of its energy from renewable sources by 2020. (Los Angeles Times)

Which Green Products Are the Best?
New York City architect Maia Gilman has a wise approach to green building: She likes to experiment with products before she uses them in clients' projects. (

From the Consumer Electronics Show: 10 Green Products to Watch in 2010
From batteries and solar chargers to home-energy systems, these items stood out among thousands as having some real environmental benefit. (National Geographic)

DOE Proposes New Water Heater Standards
The U.S. Department of Energy has proposed higher efficiency standards for gas and electric water heaters that are set to take effect in 2015. (

Ft. Collins, Colo., Council Studies Green Building Limits
City officials are moving ahead with a program for new homes that is developing green building standards aimed at reducing carbon emissions as well as the energy and water use of buildings. (The Coloradoan)

Scoring Tool Helps Builders, Buyers Specify Green Modular Houses
Excel Homes’ online tool tracks green building points, making it easier to select specs that meet clients’ efficiency and sustainability needs. (EcoHome)

Beazer Homes Makes Green Features Standard
High-performance homes offer energy efficiency, water conservation, and indoor air quality. (Builder)