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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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  • 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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  • Shasta Hills Fire Station, Berkeley - A Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape
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    The Shasta Hills Fire Station was the City of Berkeley's first LEED certified building with a Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape. All the new plants are low water-using, California native species. To reduce labor costs, plant waste and water use, the design included no lawns and no hedges that require shearing.

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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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  • East Bay Habitat for Humanity Livermore project
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    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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  • 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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  • Sycamore Heights by Summerhill Homes, Pleasanton, CA
    Success Stories   
    At Sycamore Heights in Pleasanton, SummerHill Homes is currently building executive-style homes that surpass local green building requirements.
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  • Ponderosa Classics at Ironwood, green home construction in Pleasanton
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    Ponderosa Classics is a new master-planned community under construction near downtown Pleasanton. Every home will include the standard energy efficiency and green features listed here in “Green at a Glance.” In addition, homebuyers can make a further commitment to green living by opting for the Zero Energy Home package and other green features offered by the developer, Ponderosa Homes.

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