Groups Push for Green Building in Missouri
Advocacy groups in Missouri estimate residents and businesses could save $210 million in energy costs over the next 20 years if the state develops an up-to-date energy code. (St. Louis Today)

Providence Wins Grant to Create Green-Jobs Training Program
$372,500 grant from the U.S. Conference of Mayors and the Wal-Mart Foundation will underwrite entry- and mid-level "bridge training programs" that will help adults with less than high school-level literacy prepare to enter green industries. (The Providence Journal)

Seattle Built Green Homes Grew in Value in Last Two Years
Certified green Seattle-area townhomes appreciated in value in 2007 and 2008, while comparable uncertified homes either depreciated or appreciated less, a new study says. (The Seattle Times)

Connecticut Green Developer Praises Tax Credit
New Haven, Conn., developer Bruce Becker says the pending legislation, which could inject as much as $25 million in state tax credits into green building construction, could preserve his goal to erect the greenest building in the state. (The New Haven Register)

Experts Say Incentives Needed for Green Remodeling
Encouraging investment in energy-efficient upgrades for older homes by owners who may only live there for a few years is a challenge for the green building industry. (The Detroit News)

Philadelphia Green Building Lawyer’s Blog Reaches a Broad Audience
Shari Shapiro has set out to master the male-dominated field of environmental and construction law--specifically, the green building sector. (The Philadelphia Inquirer)

Virginia Museum Showcases Living Green House
A new demonstration home entices visitors eager to examine its eco-friendly products and technologies. (The Daily Press)

EcoHome Announces Award Nominees
Eighteen green building visionaries are competing for the first annual Hanley Award for Vision and Leadership in Sustainable Housing. (PR Web)

Arizona Town Pushes Green Building
The Oro Valley, Ariz., Town Council is considering a pair of ordinances that would force new residential developments to include technologies that limit water and energy consumption. (The Explorer)

AAC Use in California Homes Is Debated
The debate over autoclaved aerated concrete in California green homes is illustrative of issues that accompany incorporating new materials into traditional building codes, such as promoting energy efficiency while preventing earthquake damage. (

N.C. Law Called a “Win-Win” for Builders and Homeowners
A new state law gives North Carolina municipalities and counties the authority to offer developmental incentives in exchange for the reduction of energy consumption. (Cape Fear Business News)

Banks See Profit in Green Movement
A growing number of green banks are sprouting up across the country, marketing earth-friendly policies such as lower interest rates on loans to green builders. (The Chicago Tribune)