Making green homes stand out in a tough market

Green features around the house are an increasingly important part of a home sale in a buyer's market, according to Bloomberg report.

While the housing slump enters its sixth year, builders in Texas and California are explaining the benefits of environmentally friendly features that can add appeal to new construction.

The article points to stats that show green homes accounted for 16% of the estimated $100 billion home-building industry last year, up from 2% in 2006.