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  • Ettlinger green home remodel, Oakland
       
    When Judi Ettlinger and Carl Gardeman began remodeling their Oakland home in 1999, they made energy efficiency a top priority. The project initially involved expanding an unfinished area at the back of the house to include a family room, laundry, guest bedroom, half kitchen, one and a half baths, 
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  • Parlette residence, green remodel in Berkeley, CA
       
    Architect and homeowner Chris Parlette transformed a tiny, nondescript house into a light-filled home that’s energy efficient, spacious and stylish.
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  • Everleigh green home remodel in Berkeley, CA
       
    Randy Eveleigh’s small Berkeley home has undergone a radical transformation. The property’s original house dates to 1928; over the next few decades several poorly built additions were tacked on, transforming the structure into a duplex.
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  • Yu green home, Oakland, CA
       
    On a lot ravaged by the Oakland firestorm, Gloria and Peter Yu built a sun-splashed contemporary house that’s admired as much for its striking design as for its approach to green building.
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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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  • Wolff green home, Castro Valley, CA
       

    A homeowner designs a hillside house that’s green from its concrete piers to its recycled roof shakes

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  • Ponderosa Classics at Ironwood, green home construction in Pleasanton
    Success Stories   

    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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  • Laney College green-built house, Oakland, CA
    Success Stories   
    Laney College’s Green Built Housing Project offers students in its Carpentry Department an unparalleled opportunity to learn the ins and outs of building eco-friendly houses. In partnership with the City of Oakland and the Oakland Rotary Club, the project has already completed one house and has another under construction.
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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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