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Multifamily Success Stories - New Construction

Download case studies of multifamily buildings designed and built to be energy and resource efficient.

  • Shinsei Gardens Apartments, Alameda - A Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape

    Shinsei Gardens is an award-winning housing development with 39 apartments for low-income households. With a Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape and LEED Platinum and GreenPoint Rated buildings, the project provides residents with a healthy and attractive environment indoors and outdoors.

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  • Sara Conner Court Apartments in Hayward, CA
    Completed in 2006, Sara Conner Court Apartments is a 57-unit community of affordable rental homes in Hayward, California. Developed in partnership with the City of Hayward and developer Eden Housing, the project revitalized a brownfield site.
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  • Built by Brookfield Homes Southland, Colony Park is a community of 339 townhomes and flats in Anaheim located within walking distance to downtown.

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  • Crossroads, Oakland, CA

    Crossroads is 125-bed emergency housing facility in Oakland, California. The project skillfully marries environmental responsibility and social justice.

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  • In 2003, East Bay Habitat for Humanity (EBH), an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, built four single-family homes in Oakland’s Fruitvale District. This was East Bay Habitat for Humanity’s first green development.

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  • Breakers at Bayport Apartments

    In March 2006, Resources for Community Development (RCD) completed construction on a 62-unit community of affordable-rate homes on Alameda Island that features energy-efficient construction, rainwater-catching bioswales and low-water landscaping.

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  • Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency (BOSS) is an Alameda County–based nonprofit organization that helps homeless, poor and disabled people achieve health and self-sufficiency.
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  • Noodle Factory Homes

    To help address the chronic shortage of work and performance space for artists and artisans, in 2009 Northern California Land Trust, a Berkeley-based nonprofit housing developer, renovated a rundown former noodle factory in West Oakland. The Noodle Factory condos earned the GreenPoint Rated label.

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  • GreenCity Lofts, Emeryville
    GreenCity Lofts, on the border of Emeryville and Oakland, exemplifies how green building principles can be effectively incorporated into a larger residential development. Designed by internationally renowned Swatt Architects, this urban infill project provides a mix of 62 lofts, townhomes and single-level units.
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  • Arroyo Commons, Livermore
    Arroyo Commons, a twelve-unit campus housing project in Livermore, was built in 1998 by AID Employment for people with developmental disabilities and very low incomes. Prior to construction, Green Building in Alameda County selected Arroyo Commons as a Resourceful Building Demonstration Project.
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  • Chestnut Linden Court, Oakland
    BRIDGE Housing Corp. creates and manages a range of affordable, high-quality housing for working families and seniors. As part of the campaign to revitalize West Oakland, the Oakland Housing Authority selected BRIDGE to develop Chestnut Linden Court.
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  • East Bay Habitat for Humanity Livermore project

    In the fall of 2004, East Bay Habitat for Humanity broke ground on its second green development, a community of 22 houses on a two-acre site in Livermore.

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