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  • towering redwood
    Success Stories   

    When Paul Cannon and Hugo Campos were thinking of moving to Oakland, it was four towering coastal redwood trees that finally convinced them to put down an offer on a house. They have fond memories of entering the home’s garden gate and looking skyward in amazement at the grove of trees that loomed over the 4,500-square foot lot. Not having even stepped inside the house, “they were already sold.”

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  • Bay-Friendly Qualified Professional logo
    News  |  04/30/2014

    Since 2007, the Bay-Friendly Training & Qualification program has graduated more than 1,300 experienced Bay-Friendly Qualified Landscape professionals who are putting high performance landscape practices to work every day.

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  • Sara Conner Court Apartments in Hayward, CA
    Success Stories   
    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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  • Livermore-Pleasanton Fire Station
    Success Stories   

    The City of Pleasanton's Fire Station No. 4 was the first LEED-certified emergency services building in Alameda County, and at the time of construction in 2005 had the highest LEED rating in the nation for an emergency services building. It was also the first property to earn the Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape designation. 

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  • Castro Valley Library, A Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape
    Success Stories   
    In October 2009, the Castro Valley branch of the Alameda County Library moved into a beautiful new facility that has earned LEED Gold certification for its green building and the Bay-Friendly Rated designation for its high performance landscape.
     
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  • 1537 Webster Street, StopWaste's LEED Platinum Certified Office Building in Oakland
    Success Stories   

    Read all about how we put our green building and Bay-Friendly Landscaping know-how to work when we renovated an old building in Oakland to create a healthy, energy efficient new office. The project was the first renovated building in the country to earn LEED Platinum certification, the highest rating in the LEED Green Building Rating System.

  • Grant Minix and Michael Geltz
    Success Stories   

    Grant Minix and Michael Geltz are such good recyclers that they only take out a single bag of garbage once a month. The waste-not ethic so evident inside the house has also been put to work outside it, where Minix and Geltz have built a happy, opportunistic garden from reclaimed materials.

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