Multifamily Green Building Guidelines (2008 Edition)
A comprehensive technical resource for new and retrofit multifamily green building projects in California. They will help you
- decide which green building strategies make the most sense for your projects;
- determine where specific green building measures fit into your project schedule;
- evaluate the costs and benefits of specific green building strategies;
- incorporate green building requirements in project specifications; and
- learn more about green building techniques and technologies for multifamily housing.
New Information and Expanded Features
Originally released in 2004, the new edition of the Guidelines has been thoroughly updated to reflect advances in green building products and practices. New features include:
- Climate Change Climate change impacts for specific green building measures
- 2008 Energy Code Information about how the latest Title 24 revisions affect multifamily housing
- Acoustics Details about acoustical design considerations for multifamily housing
- Mixed-Use Strategies Comprehensive coverage of mixed-use planning and design issues
- Case Studies New and updated profiles of multifamily green building projects in California.
How to obtain a copy
- Purchase a hard copy of the Guidelines for $50 plus tax and shipping from Build It Green here.
- Download a free electronic copy of the Guidelines.
- If you are a design and building industry professional working on multifamily housing projects in Alameda County, you may request a free print copy here.
- Single Family New Home Construction and Remodeling Guidelines are also available from Build It Green here.
Build It Green Product Directory
A listing of locally available green building products and services that correspond with the Multifamily Green Building Guidelines. Search the directory.
The 2008 Guidelines were developed in conjunction with GreenPoint Rated a consumer label for green homes. Find out how to get your project GreenPoint Rated here.
Download detailed case studies independent of the Guidelines:
- Sara Conner Court Apartments A 57-unit community of affordable rental homes that revitalizes a brownfield site in Hayward, California. The project sets a Green and Bay Friendly example.
- Colony Park A community of 339 townhomes and flats in Anaheim, California with ample open space and located within walking distance to downtown. The homes have been designed to exceed Title 24 energy efficiency requirements by at least 16%.
- Carmen Avenue A 30-unit affordable apartment complex located in Downtown Livermore, California with extensive passive cooling strategies, including building orientation to maximize solar access, prevailing winds, and circulation patterns.
- Crossroads A 125-bed shelter on an urban infill site in Oakland, California that skillfully marries environmental responsibility and social justice. The projects green building strategies include solar panels to defray energy costs and nontoxic building materials and furnishings
Download recycling guidelines for multifamily housing here.
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