Long known for its save-the-planet ways, Austin, TX continues to be a national leader in producing eco-friendly homes.
More than 20 percent of homes built in the Austin Energy service area now are being rated green by a city program.
“Even with the downturn, we’re still rating a lot of homes,” says Richard Morgan, Austin Energy’s green building manager.
Worth noting is the number of green-certified homes built in Austin by production builders.
(Read more in the Austin-American Statesman)