Building-Related Groups Speak Out on Climate Bill
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC), among others, issued a statement saying that by establishing new regulatory obstacles and detracting from transportation funds, the bill will make it more difficult to cut pollution and emissions from the built environment. (The US Glass News Network)

Lightfair 2010: Manufacturers Unveil Energy-Efficient LED Lighting
Some of the leading lighting manufacturers, including Philips, Cree, Toshiba, and Sharp, showcased at the Lightfair tradeshow in Las Vegas their latest products aimed at energy savings for both new construction and retrofit projects. (Environmental Leader)

Philips Unveils First LED Replacement for Incandescents
The first replacement for the common 60-watt incandescent, Philips says its 12-watt EnduraLED is capable of lasting 25 times longer than a standard incandescent while consuming 20% of the energy. (Inhabitat)

12 Products, Resources from the NAHB Green Building Conference
Wastewater heat recovery, engineered wood, ventilation, and other exhibits from the upcoming event in Raleigh, N.C. (EcoHome)

SolarCity Buys Into Home Energy Efficiency
The California-based firm has grown rapidly during the past few years by offering financing options that lower the upfront cost of installing solar electric panels. (CNET News)

Philadelphia Mayor Announces the Winner of the "Coolest Block" Contest
The announcement followed the signing of legislation aimed at helping the city become "the Greenest City in America" and requiring installation of energy-efficient reflective roofs or green roofs on all new no- and low-slope roofs. (PR Web)