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  • Success Stories   

    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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  • Doyle Hollis Park, a Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape
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    In 2009, the City of Emeryville transformed the site of an old warehouse and parking lot into Doyle Hollis Park, a beautiful neighborhood park that has earned the Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape designation.

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  • Willow Park
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    This case study showcases Willow Park, a half-acre public park in Union City, California. Thanks to committed City leadership and creative design, this pocket park is packed with community amenities and Bay-Friendly Landscape features. 

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    Emeryville is fast becoming a hot spot for new urban green spaces that have earned the Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape label. One of the latest is a winding pathway tucked behind a shopping area on San Pablo Avenue, between Park Avenue and 45th Street.
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  • Cottonwood Place, a Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape in Fremont, CA
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    At Cottonwood Place in Fremont, nonprofit housing developer Eden Housing has created a beautiful, healthy community for low income seniors. This innovative development, which includes 98 private apartments, was constructed using green building and Bay-Friendly landscaping methods and incorporates a number of features to ensure its long-term energy efficiency and sustainability.
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  • Harmon Gardens apartments, Berkeley
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    Harmon Gardens provides 15 studio apartments for one of the Bay Area's most underserved populations, transition-age youth. The community provides a permanent home where residents can develop independent living skills while receiving supportive services.
     
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