New Phoenix Code Will Encourage Green Projects
The next phase of Phoenix's Green Building program will make it easier for businesses and homeowners to get their projects certified as environmentally sustainable. (The Arizona Republic)

Study: Home Retrofits Slow Climate Change and Save Homeowners Thousands
A new Canadian report reveals that modest investments in energy conservation in homes can save homeowners thousands of dollars, and dramatically and rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. (Marketwire)

Is Sprayed Polyurethane Insulation Safe?
The foam is a favorite among green builders because of its high R-value and tight seal, but the EPA is raising some questions about its safety. (Treehugger)

Bank of America Announces New Energy Efficiency Finance Program
The $55 million program will provide low-cost loans and grants to Community Development Financial Institutions specializing in financing energy efficiency improvements for older buildings. (Insurance News Net)

Seattle Tailors a Niche for Green Jobs
Area leaders are aiming to carve out a new niche in the world market: They want Seattle to be the place where new green-building software, developed by companies worldwide, has to get its stamp of approval. (The New York Times)

Google Investing $55 Million in Southern California Wind Project
The project will generate 1,500 megawatts of power, enough energy for 450,000 homes. (The San Jose Mercury News)

Pennsylvania's Solar-Energy Industry Suffering From Success
Solar developers have built so many projects in recent years that they have created an oversupply of solar-energy credits. (The Philadelphia Inquirer)