Eco-Friendly Building-Supply Stores Set to Open in San Fransisco
A Bay Area entrepreneur aims to square off against big-box hardware stores by offering green construction materials to builders of all sizes. (Inside Bay Area) Debuts
A Chicago real estate agent has launched a new Web site for environmentally conscious home buyers and sellers featuring green advice, articles, and listings of the area’s green real estate. (PR Web)

Boston Home Will Heat Itself
A design-builder reconstructing an 1850 cottage in the city’s historic Roxbury Crossing neighborhood aims to show that net-zero-energy homes are within reach of everyday building professionals. (CNET)

Singer Sheryl Crow To Open Greenbuild 2009 Conference
The USGBC has announced that a performance by environmental advocate and nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow will help open its Greenbuild 2009 Conference in Phoenix, Ariz., on Nov. 11. (Building Design and Construction)

Pennsylvania Attorney General Cautions Consumers on Energy-Efficient Products
Attorney General Tom Corbett has urged consumers to shop carefully when considering products or services advertised as being “energy efficient,” and to thoroughly review claims about financial savings or tax benefits related to certain purchases or home improvements. (PRNewswire)

Boston Mayoral Candidate Proposes Green Tax Incentives
Boston mayoral candidate Sam Yoon  introduced city legislation to offer financial incentives for residents who convert rooftops into green space. (The Boston Globe)

Green Pros on Watch as Home Price Decline Slows
Though recent data are promising, green builders and remodelers are still cautiously watching and waiting for economic recovery. (EcoHome)

Demand for Composite and Plastic Lumber to Reach $5.3 Billion in 2013
Longer life spans, minimal maintenance help drive consumer demand for decking alternatives. (EcoHome)

Building Science Gives Stalled Builder New Life
Principals of Arizona’s Saddleback Homes license a whole-house solution to energy efficiency. (Builder)

nvestments in Alternative Energy Grow
Venture capitalists increased investments in alternative energy by 73 % over the past three months, according to a new report, a possible indication that the horrible market conditions from earlier this year may have abated. (AP)

Roofing Giant Johns Manville Enters Solar Market
The company has inked a multi-year deal with Energy Conversion Devices to buy flexible thin films that it will incorporate into roofing materials. (Greentech Media)

Energy Efficiency Incentives Likely to Grow
An unprecedented push by the U.S. government to widen rewards for energy-conscious homeowners is under way. (The Los Angeles Times)

Illinois Legislation Aims to Boost Energy Efficiency   
The general assembly  passed two key environmental bills on energy reform and energy efficiency for new homes. (The Business Ledger)