NAHB Honors Green Makeover Home in Durham, N.C.
Red-B Construction’s renovation of a Durham home has been named the 2009 Green Remodel of the Year by the NAHB. (Triangle Business Journal)

Tennessee Development Receives State's First LEED-Platinum Rating
Using innovative design and construction methods, Chattanooga green builders erected a sustainable development that received LEED-Platinum certification from the USGBC, the first homes in the state to earn the recognition. (eMediaWire)

Critics to Boulder, Colo., Commissioners: Green Building Code Unrealistic
County commissioners heard complaints from dozens of residents about BuildSmart, Boulder County, Colo.’s year-old residential green-building code. (The Longmont Times Call)

North Carolina Contractor Hopes Going Green Sells New Subdivision
Despite the abysmal housing market, one Salisbury, N.C., contractor is forging ahead with his vision for a new kind of subdivision. (The Salisbury Post)

Green Building Growing at a Surprising Rate, NAHB Says    
Association says this spring is the greenest yet for the nation’s home building industry, as builders and remodelers retool their businesses in a tight credit market and aim to recapture the interest of jittery consumers. (NAHB)

Google Partners With Eight Utilities in Smart Meter Projects
Partnership with utilities in the U.S., Canada, and India will allow homeowners to monitor their energy use online and better manage their power consumption. (GreenBiz)

Living Future Participants Tour Ultra Green Apartments in Portland
During the third annual conference, "deep green" professionals toured three mixed-income apartment buildings in the city’s River District. (

Green Building Seen as More Than a Trend
Trends come and go, but architects are seeing more interest in energy efficiency and “healthier” building materials than ever before. (Detroit Lakes Tribune)

Ford Debuts Fuel-Efficient, High-Tech Van for Small Businesses
The one-of-a-kind Transit Connect features large capacity, optional in-dash wireless computer and phone, GPS, and adjustable racking system. (EcoHome)

Colorado Passes Bill for Solar Thermal Incentives
The Colorado General Assembly passed a bill to provide the same financial incentives for solar thermal installations in residential and commercial buildings as those currently provided for solar photovoltaic systems. (Custom Home)