USGBC Relaunches Green Resource Web Site 
Greenbuild365 offers a range of sustainable building resources for pros. (EcoHome Online)

Discovery Communications Launches Planet Green TV 
New network is dedicated to educating and entertaining viewers about living green. (EcoHome Online)

Energy Consumption Down as Efficient Appliances Proliferate 
Association study reveals a 43% decrease in energy consumption of refrigerators, dishwashers, and washing machines since 2000. (EcoHome Online)

House Approves Funds for Green Schools
The 21st Century Green High-Performing Public School Facilities Act would commit more than $20 billion over five years for energy-efficient school construction and renovation. (ABC News)

Just How Green Is Faux Grass? 
For several years, Southwest residents have been turning to faux lawns to conserve water. Now, manufacturers are increasingly pitching them to homeowners around the country. (Wall Street Journal)

The Votes Are in: The Coolest Green Building Products  
 Winners in the Pacific Coast Builders Conference’s annual contest include Rinnai’s LS Series tankless water heater, Eagle’s solar roof, and Cree’s LR6 LED lamp. (The Los Angeles Times)