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  • Parrott-Beatty green home remodel, Oakland, CA
       
    Enthusiastic owner-builders, Stefanie Parrott and Dixon Beatty “take their sustainable building seriously while approaching the daily grind of their owner-built project with a real sense of humor,” says their architect, Geoffrey Holton. The owners’ green goals started with the purchase of a Victorian house in the Oakland Point Historic District.
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  • Levitch green home remodel, Berkeley, CA
       
    As a design/build architect and remodeling specialist, Maurice Levitch of Levitch Associates had always helped clients select design elements and materials based on economic factors and aesthetics.
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  • Boals green home remodel, Berkeley, CA
       
    Built 1908, Michael Boal's 2,200-square-foot Berkeley home was “remuddled” a few times over the decades, but still retained much of its traditional style. Boals brought in David Grubb Construction to rebuild the back of the house while preserving its nearly 100-year-old spirit.
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    Berkeley residents Kristin Leimkuhler and Jeffrey Wilk hired McCutcheon Construction to modernize their 1894 Victorian while preserving the building’s traditional exterior. Raising the house by three feet allowed them to transform a six-foot-high unfinished basement into a contemporary wheelchair-accessible first floor, doubling the home’s size to 2,815 square feet.
     
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  • The Value of Green Labels report
    News  |  07/21/2012

    A study by researchers at UC Berkeley and UCLA found that homes in California labeled with Energy Star, GreenPoint Rated or LEED sell for a premium of nine percent compared to comparable, non-labeled homes. This is the first rigorous, large-scale independent economic analysis of the value of green home labels in California.

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  • Cottonwood Place, a Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape in Fremont, CA
    Success Stories   
    At Cottonwood Place in Fremont, nonprofit housing developer Eden Housing has created a beautiful, healthy community for low income seniors. This innovative development, which includes 98 private apartments, was constructed using green building and Bay-Friendly landscaping methods and incorporates a number of features to ensure its long-term energy efficiency and sustainability.
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  • Harmon Gardens apartments, Berkeley
    Success Stories   
    Harmon Gardens provides 15 studio apartments for one of the Bay Area's most underserved populations, transition-age youth. The community provides a permanent home where residents can develop independent living skills while receiving supportive services.
     
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  • Success Stories   
    The Dona Spring Municipal Animal Shelter, a beautiful new facility at the north end of Berkeley's Aquatic Park, replaces a well-worn shelter built in the 1950s. Named in honor Dona Spring, a former Berkeley Councilmember and longtime advocate for animal welfare, the new shelter is highly visible from the freeway and more accessible to visitors and volunteers.
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  • Merritt Crossing, a Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape in Oakland
    News  |  09/01/2012

    Merritt Crossing, a new building in downtown Oakland with 70 apartments for low-income seniors, is on track to receive the Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape designation.

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

    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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