Incandescents Evolve To Meet New Efficiency Standards
Racing to reinvent the incandescent light bulb in order to meet efficiency standards taking effect in 2012, manufacturers are promising a wave of innovative new products over the next few years. (The New York Times)

Survey Indicates Desire for Green Fenestration Program
AAMA will use results for continuing development of green rating program. (EcoHome)

N.C. Remodel Earns NAHB Green Award
A remodeled Durham, N.C., home has been named the NAHB’s Green Home of the Year. (The (Durham) Herald-Sun)

Tougher Energy Star Standards on the Way
Qualifying a home for the Energy Star label is likely to become more difficult in coming years as the DOE seeks comments on proposed increases in specifications. (Builder)

New Service Advertises Green Building Jobs
The Jetson Green Web site has rolled out a free online job service focused on careers relevant to green building. (Jetson Green)

Now Showing: Living Zero Home Tour
The DOE’s Living Zero Home went on display in Chicago recently and will move to other cities throughout the year. (Jetson Green)

Certification Programs Reward Builders
North Carolina building pros are using green certification programs to show they build energy-efficient homes as well as to market themselves in a down economy. (The Rocky Mount Telegram)

Opinion: Cap and Trade May Cripple Housing Market
Real estate columnist says mandatory home energy audits and repairs required of home sellers in the House-passed “Cap and Trade” bill could be a crushing blow to a vast majority of home sellers. (The Examiner)

DuPont Awarded NAHB’s Green Product Seal
Several DuPont building products, including housewrap and quartz surfacing, have received the Green Approved product seal for National Green Building Certification by the NAHB, allowing builders to earn points toward certification to the National Green Building Standard. (

Seattle Casting for Green Home-Makeover Show
A Seattle-based production company will hold a casting call for green experts interested in being part of a new home makeover series pilot titled “Mission: Sustainable.” (

Green Pros Launch Building Performance Consulting Company
Chattanooga, Tenn.-based architect Taylor Bowers and home builder Ethan Collier have joined forces to launch the area’s first building performance consulting company for homeowners and companies seeking to reduce utilities costs. (The

Breakthrough Reported on Low-Cost Solar Cells
Under a breakthrough that scientists at UCLA say could dramatically reduce the price of solar technologies, solar cells could be produced from materials other than silicon. (The New York Times)