NAHB Honors the Year’s Best Apartments and Condos      
The Multifamily Pillars of the Industry Awards honored finalists representing a wide array of projects featuring innovative concepts and trends in multifamily housing such as green and energy efficient features, community amenities, and proximity to public transportation. (NAHB)

Panasonic May Build Green Homes on Japanese Factory Land
The company may build homes with power-saving devices, solar panels, and energy-efficient appliances on sites of factories it closed  after the March 11 earthquake. (Bloomberg)

Earth Advantage and Passive House Institute US Team Up
The two green building organizations will work together on development of an Energy Performance Score (EPS) label that can be issued for any home certified to the Passive House building energy standard. (PR Newswire)

Energy Labels for Houses: An Idea Whose Time Has Come
KB Home launches home efficiency labels similar to MPG ratings for cars. (Builder)

New Energy Star Initiative Recognizes Products with Highest Energy Efficiency
"Most Efficient” designation will help building pros select leading-edge products. (EcoHome)