Shea Homes Mulls Solar Options in Wake of Incentive Cuts
The California-based builder, quick to join the solar revolution as a selling point for its homes, is looking at options to continue those efforts in the wake of incentive cuts. (The Phoenix Business Journal)

Pittsburgh Green Home Show Cancelled
Organizers say that the recession has hit booth registrations and sponsorships for the annual event. (Pittsburgh Business Times)

The Next Generation of Canadian Green Building
Building green has become the Holy Grail for Canadian cities and the development industry, but some worry about what the new rush for green building is really accomplishing. Is it greenwashing? (The Globe and Mail)

Where Energy Star Wants To Be
Maria Vargas, EPA brand manager of Energy Star, talks about the future of the program. (Earth Techling)

Wells Fargo Expands Solar Home Equity Credit Program
The company is expanding a promotion that works with California and Colorado solar installers to help give consumers financial incentives to put PV arrays on their homes. (The Tucson Citizen)

Solar Energy Returns to White House
The solar panels, which will be installed by spring 2011, will heat water and supply some of the first family's electricity. (The Washington Post)

PVT Solar Introduces Internet-Enabled Thermostat Control for Its Solar Systems
Echo solar system owners will now be able to monitor and control their home thermostat from anywhere in the world using only a mobile device or computer. (The Wall Street Journal)

FTC Releases Revisions for Green Guides, Opens Proposal for Public Comment 
The Federal Trade Commission has released much-anticipated revisions to its Green Guides, which are designed to help marketers understand, qualify, and accurately describe the sustainability claims of their company’s products and services. (EcoHome)

Green Jobs Increase in California, Study Finds
Despite the decline in manufacturing employment in California, one key industrial sector is seeing robust job growth: the green economy. (The Sacramento Bee)

Wind Turbines Attract Noise Complaints 
Lawsuits and complaints about turbine noise, vibrations, and subsequent lost property value have cropped up in Illinois, Texas, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and Massachusetts, among other states. (New York Times)

Home Appliance Industry to Develop Sustainability Standards
By creating a lifecycle-based standard for home appliance sustainability, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers aims to provide a helpful tool for the public. (Custom Home)

Energy Star Seeks Input on Proposal for Super-Efficient Products Program
"Top Tier" addition to Energy Star products qualification program would target early adopters and reflect their purchasing habits. (Custom Home)

MonierLifetile Launches "Smog-Eating" Roofing
The concrete tiles, first installed by KB Home in California, use the sun to convert pollutants into nitrogen. (EcoHome)

EPA Announces WaterSense Partners of the Year 
Moen, Lowe’s among this year's recipients of the award given to companies and individuals for excellence in promoting water efficiency and WaterSense-labeled products. (EcoHome)