Colorado Congressman Proposes GREEN Act of 2008
The bill, which would provide lending incentives to encourage energy-efficient and sustainable building, gains USGBC support, mixed reaction from NAHB. ( EcoHome Online)

Carlisle Development Completes First Two Phases of Florida Affordable Green Development
The project is set to become the state’s first LEED-Silver affordable housing development. ( EcoHome Online)

Online Service Offers Free Green House Plans 
FreeGreen.com to make green home designs free for everyone in order to encourage progressive building practices among a wider audience. ( residential architect Online)

San Francisco Launches Solar Roof Program
The program aims to add more than 50 megawatts of solar power generation to the city’s energy supply over 10 years by boosting the number of solar generating stations to at least 10,000. ( Builder Online)

Chicago Home Builder Advocates "Obtainable" Green Home Building
Supporting the idea of “functional green” over “aesthetic green,” Chicago custom home builder Nick DiCosola believes that creating an environmentally friendlier home should be the goal for every homeowner and builder. ( Business Wire)

Green Home Market Grows in Indianapolis 
High energy prices spark interest in recycled, low-chemical, and energy-efficient home building materials. ( IndyStar.com)

Solar Power Could Reach One-Tenth of Energy Supply by 2025
Utility Solar Assessment Study indicates solar power is quickly becoming a cost-effective alternative to traditional energy sources. ( GreenBiz.com)