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    Water Efficiency documentation submitted to the U.S. Green Building Council in StopWaste's application for LEED® Platinum certification for 1537 Webster St. Oakland.

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    Sustainable Sites documentation submitted to the U.S. Green Building Council in StopWaste's application for LEED® Platinum certification for 1537 Webster St. Oakland.

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    In 2012, StopWaste developed a green building checklist for small commercial projects. The Small Commercial Checklist is intended to address new construction and renovations/expansions up to 10,000 square feet or $3 million.

  • When in Drought ad
    News  |  09/24/2014

    California is in the midst of an extreme drought, and we're all doing our share to save water. But that doesn't mean our yards and gardens have to be barren landscapes.

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  • Breakers at Bayport Apartments
    Success Stories   

    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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    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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  • Crossroads, Oakland, CA
    Success Stories   

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

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    Posada de Colores is home to 113 seniors in the Fruitvale district of Oakland. The 100- unit building is owned by Unity Council and was built in 1976. At the time of upgrade, many of the original building systems were still in place. The upgrade project gathered loans and grants from HUD and the City of Oakland.

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  • Erna P. Harris Court, Berkeley
    Success Stories   
    Erna P. Harris Court in the City of Berkeley was first conceived of as an affordable housing development for very-low income and formerly homeless persons in 1994. In 2011, RCD substantially renovated Erna P. Harris Court to reposition the property for thirty more years of service. 
     
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