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  • 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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  • Arroyo Commons, Livermore
    Success Stories   
    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
    Success Stories   
    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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  • Noodle Factory Homes
    Success Stories   

    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
    Success Stories   
    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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  • Success Stories   
    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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  • 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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  • Success Stories   

    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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  • Success Stories   

    This is a July 2009 PowerPoint Presentation from Sustainable Energy Partners about green upgrade efforts underway at Fillmore Center in San Francisco. This project is not affiliated with StopWaste.

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