L.A. Passes Green Building Law 
As part of the mayor's pledge to reduce Los Angeles' carbon emissions 35% below 1990 levels by 2030, the Los Angeles City Council passed an ordinance that will require new commercial buildings and high-rise residential structures with more than 50,000 square feet of floor space to meet LEED standards.  (Los Angeles Times)

Montgomery County, Md., Aims to Make Green Homes Mandatory
Legislation would make Montgomery County, Md., the first county in the country to require new homes to meet Energy Star standards. (The Washington Post)

Earth Day Around the Web 
News, commentary, and resources from around the Web on the greenest of holidays. (Green Products and Technology)

EPA Announces New Green Building Strategy
EPA's new green building strategy calls for better coordination among existing programs, working with the building industry to improve the quality and supply of green buildings and related products, and increasing demand through improved understanding of green building characteristics. (EPA)

Real Solar Homes Come to Virtual World
Solar Decathlon uses virtual world Second Life to demonstrate solar homes. (CNET)

Seattle's Green Buildings Tops in U.S.
The Emerald City leads the nation with 41 LEED-certified buildings. (Puget Sound Business Journal)

Changing the Current
New state environmental laws send utilities scrambling for alternative energy. (The Washington Post)

Green Depot to Open Manhattan Store
The Brooklyn-based supplier of environmentally friendly building materials, green products, and green living services will begin construction on a 3,000-square-foot New York City showroom, the company's largest, on May 1. (BusinessWire)

New York Times Magazine's Green Issue
Anything and everything for the green consumer.