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Green Building Resources: Local Projects

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Here you’ll find examples of city and county projects and materials that may help with ideas or resources to consider for your community.

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Affordable Housing Project Earns LEED Platinum Certification

The Vista Dunes Courtyard Homes in La Quinta is the nation’s largest multi-family affordable housing project to obtain LEED “Platinum” certification and is the first in California to achieve this standard. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is the green building certification program of the U.S. Green Building Council.

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Energy Efficiency Award for Chula Vista New Affordable Rental Housing Project

The Los Vecinos Affordable Rental Housing development in Chula Vista is an example of promoting energy efficiency in new developments.

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Green Building – Snapshot of Local Agency Programs and Policies 2009

About the Snapshot

In Spring 2009, the Institute for Local Government’s California Climate Action Network surveyed cities and counties to gather information about activities, policies and programs in five areas related to climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions: commercial recycling, green building, land use and community design, efficient transportation, and civic engagement.

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Redwood City’s Local Ordinance Exceeds the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards

The City of Redwood City has adopted local ordinances that are more stringent than the 2008 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. These ordinances were approved by the California Energy Commission on May 5, 2010.

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Sacramento Developers Use “Green” Designation to Draw Tenants

Learn about Sacramento’s trend of building green in the private office market.

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Santa Monica’s SRO Green Building — Colorado Court

The plan is for this 44-unit single-resident occupancy housing project to be 100% energy self-sufficient using a mix of green building and energy efficiency techniques and solar photovoltaic generation. Visit the website to learn more.

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Safe Routes to School Toolkit Introduction

Safe Routes to School Toolkit Introduction

Watch the webinar explaining how to use ILG’s Safe Routes to School Toolkit, and then access the toolkit here. 

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South San Francisco Energy Efficiency Home Remodel

A typical small family house was transformed into a warm, dry, comfortable, healthier home.

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Walnut Creek Green Library

The City of Walnut Creek’s new downtown library is LEED Silver Certified. The library includes a bookstore, a coffee bar, and ninety-four computers for public use. Not incurring any additional cost to gain LEED Silver certification, the library’s green features include showers and lockers for staff, Energy-Star-rated roof, interior shading, energy efficient lighting, heating and cooling, and storm water management. Learn more on the City of Walnut Creek’s website.

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