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  • Fairmount Apartments, Oakland
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    In early 2010, Affordable Housing Associates, a nonprofit developer that creates high-quality homes for low-income families, got started on a top-to-bottom rehab of a dilapidated 31-unit building they had acquired in the Adams Point area of Oakland. Their goal was to make it not just habitable but beautiful, green and permanently affordable
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    In Emeryville’s bustling Triangle neighborhood, a century-old fourplex apartment building was lifted off its foundation and moved to a new lot one block away to preserve it from being razed during redevelopment of the old site

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    Built by Brookfield Homes Southland, Colony Park is a community of 339 townhomes and flats in Anaheim located within walking distance to downtown.

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    ANG used a StopWaste grant to purchase reusable plastic pallets that prevent 37 tons of waste and save $46,000 a year. 

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  • College of Alameda
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    The College of Alameda, one of four Peralta Community Colleges, renovated its campus entry landscaping as part of its Sustainable Peralta campaign. The new entry landscape makes a visible statement about the College's commitment to environmental stewardship and signifies a move away from traditional resource-intensive landscape designs.

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    This case study describes how Pleasanton Corporate Commons, a multi-tenant office complex, received LEED-EB Silver certification (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design for Existing Buildings), and saves $110,000 a year on disposal costs—all by implementing a new recycling program.

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    - Reduced food waste by 19%, equivalent to 27 tons per year.
    - Cost of food waste avoided equivalent to saving more than $98,000 a year.
    - Continue to reduce waste using automated food waste tracking system.

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    Materials Reuse finds innovative uses for post-industrial materials being thrown away, sells the materials to other industries for reuse, and provide equipment such as balers, compactors, etc. at their customer sites to ensure reuse.
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    The ReUse People of Alameda County, Inc. provide salvaging services, deconstruction consulting, and reuse sales of building materials for the Bay Area, Los Angeles and San Diego. When they needed to expand transportation capabilities, The ReUse People received a loan to purchase additional trailers and a used bobtail truck.
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    Merritt Crossing is the first building in California to achieve Energy Star certification under the multifamily high-rise rating system. The project also received LEED Platinum, GreenPoint Rated and Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape certifications.

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