Solar Struggles in U.S. Market
Even as the Gulf oil disaster offers yet another reminder of the drawbacks of fossil fuels, solar power remains on the fringes of the energy industry, especially in the United States. (MSNBC)

Research Firm Sees Dynamic Green Building Boom
Certified green building projects are on the rise and a future where sustainable residential developments are the norm may not be too far away, according to architectural and engineering management services firm ZweigWhite. (Construction & Demolition Recycling)

Canadian Solar and Wind Power Project Aimed at 9,000 Homes
Calgary utility Enmax Corp. has launched a $65 million on-site generation project that could see up to 9,000 city and rural homes across Alberta powering up through solar and wind technologies. (Calgary Herald)

Delaware Launches Green Rebate Program
The program provides homeowners with rebates of $3,000 to $6,000 toward the costs of homes that have been upgraded to national green standards for energy efficiency, water conservation, indoor air quality, building materials, and other conservation-oriented, energy-saving features. (The Delaware Business Ledger)

Lennar to Offer Solar Leasing
The production builder will launch a solar lease program in partnership with SunPower Corp. (

Modular Recycled Walls Available from 3form
Ditto is made with hundreds of cross-shaped pieces that combine to form a partition, wall, or ceiling feature and is manufactured with Varia Ecoresin, a 40% pre-consumer recycled-content material. (

Green Building Pioneer Launches Network for Regenerative Businesses
David Gottfried, founder of the USGBC, recently launched a new business consortium with several industry experts, 19 founding member companies, and 60 real estate design, construction, and ownership affiliates. (

ASES Calls for Participants in National Solar Tour
The Oct. 2 event will offer open house tours of thousands of solar-powered homes, businesses, and public agencies across the country. (Custom Home)

Pennsylvania Consultancy Offers Tuition Discounts for Green Training
Green and Save, an environmental consulting firm in Devon, Pa., has announced it will offer up to $1 million in tuition discounts to military veterans, general contractors, home inspectors, and real estate agents who are interested in becoming certified home efficiency consultants. (Builder)

LEED AP for Neighborhood Development Credential Now Available
New credential from the Green Building Certification Institute designates specialized knowledge and experience of professionals participating in the planning and development of environmentally responsible communities. (EcoHome)