Resource-Saving Products Front and Center at Kitchen and Bath Show
The Kitchen/Bath Industry Show highlighted a selection of eco-friendly wares for two of the home’s most popular rooms. (EcoHome)

New Study Predicts Bright Future for Solar Energy in Florida
Proponents of solar energy say it's a no-brainer that the Sunshine State should be a national leader in its creation, but they also acknowledge that it may be a long slow path to become a solar energy state. (The Bradenton Herald)

Factory-Built Homes Go Mod
Clayton Homes, a builder of modular and manufactured homes, has gone green and groovy with its new home design. (Builder Magazine)

New Light Bulb Introduced at Lightfair International
The maker of the new 6-watt Pharox LED light bulb believes it will take over the lighting market from both incandescents and energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs. (The New York Times)

Builders, Buyers Differ on Importance of Eco-Friendly Living
Reporter finds that location and new construction are more important factors driving apartment purchases in New York than environmental highlights. (New York Daily News)

El Granada, Calif., Home First in San Mateo County Green Program
The year-old San Mateo County Green Building Program has certified its first house. (Half Moon Bay Review)

Nashville Home Builder Takes Condos Green
The Jones Co. has expanded its sustainable housing choices under the NAHB’s green building program for condominiums. (Nashville Business Journal)

Appliance Industry Is Banking on Stimulus
Appliance manufacturers are hopeful the federal government’s economic stimulus package will spark demand for new energy-efficient ranges, refrigerators, and laundry machines. (Metal Center News)

Four in Five Big Cities Put High Value on Sustainability Goals
Only one in six of the country's 40 largest cities say sustainability is not one of their top five problems, according to a new report from Living Cities, a collaboration of 21 of the world's largest foundations and financial institutions. (Reuters)

Grant Helps Pay for Energy-Efficient Upgrades in Ohio
A $22 million DOE grant will help low-income homeowners in Ohio improve their homes’ energy efficiency and lower energy costs. (The Youngstown, Ohio, Vindicator)

Pros Urged to Consider Consequences of Energy Improvements
Building scientists want to make sure green home builders understand the web of connections between the components of a house and the way changes impact its energy efficiency, safety, and durability. (