USGBC Summit Held in Washington, D.C.
The organization’s seventh annual Federal Summit convened for a two-day exchange of ideas on how to best meet the goals of increased sustainability in existing buildings and communities in order to significantly impact the environment and economy. (Green Building Pro)

Contractors Advocate for Home Star Legislation
More than 100 building pros descended on Washington, D.C., to advocate for the swift passage of the Home Star Energy Retrofit Act. (MarketWatch)

Green Roof ROI Not for House-Flippers
Expert interviews and analysis of the latest studies indicate that plant-covered green roofs can save money, but seeing a net return on investment is a long-term proposition. (Triple Pundit)

Firm Combines Clean Energy With Green Building
SolarCity plans to integrate energy efficiency solutions with its existing system of providing residential and commercial customers with solar energy at lower-than-grid costs using special financing agreements. (Clean Technia)

Pythagoras Solar Unveils Power-Generating Skylight
The company detailed its photovoltaic glass unit, a replacement for the glass structures used on the facades or roofs of commercial buildings. (CNet News)

Poll: Nation Needs to Get to Work on Green Jobs
The Career College Association’s survey found that while more than 70% of American adults are familiar with the idea of green jobs, less than one-third are aware of the growing availability of this type of employment and only 1% have actually obtained or are considering this type of education for themselves. (PR Newswire)

McStain Emerges From Bankruptcy
Colorado green builder comes back from Chapter 11 to sets its sights on brownfield redevelopment. (Builder)

NAHB Hosts Green Building Conference
Complete coverage of the Raleigh, N.C., event, including the winners of the Green Building Awards. (EcoHome)

Cincinnati AIA Compares LEED and NGBS
The first-ever comparison of the two national green building rating systems finds common ground as well as differences. (EcoHome)