Grant Program to Help Fund 10 Affordable Neighborhoods Designed to LEED-ND
The Affordable Green Neighborhoods program will provide $25,000 in cash plus educational resources to help each project pursue LEED for Neighborhood Development. (Grist)

Pittsburgh Group to Look at the Impact of Green Buildings
A team of engineers and architects will study life cycle assessment with a $2 million grant from the National Science Foundation. (The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Builders' GreenStar Initiative Falters
Minnesota GreenStar and the Builders Association of the Twin Cities say the organizations have reached an impasse over the goals of the certification program and have parted ways. (The Minneapolis StarTribune)

GE Forms Business to Coordinate Home Energy Savings
General Electric has formed a new division to promote a whole house approach to energy management, to help homeowners monitor and reduce their electricity consumption. (

An Array of Companies Blooms to Ease the Often Difficult Path to Solar
In California and beyond, there's a burgeoning business in selling solar panels for the home--and in making their installation less of a headache. (The New York Times)

Long Island PV Rebates Resume
The Long Island Power Authority’s Solar Pioneer program for residential solar installations resumed Dec. 1 with $8.3 million in federal stimulus funding, after being suspended for weeks because it was oversubscribed. (The Solar Home Business & Journal)

KB Home Completes Nation’s First WaterSense-Labeled Production Houses
Designed with energy and water conservation in mind, the 118-home California community includes low-flow fixtures, recirculation pumps, and native landscaping. (EcoHome)

GLOBE Alliance Will Advocate for Sustainability Worldwide
The Global Leadership in Our Built Environment Alliance has issued a call for partners to help fight climate change by advancing sustainable design. (Custom Home)