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Green Building PDF Icon Betty Ann Gardens (San Jose, CA) (.pdf)

A 76-unit project in San Jose, California, developed by First Community Housing. It demonstrates that Green Building is compatible with mainstream construction practices and affordable housing project budgets. The project is one of the few to incorporate formaldehyde-free medium-density fiberboard for cabinetry and trim. The Community Center incorporates shingles made of 100% recycled materials, reinforced vinyl, and cellulose fiber.

Green Building PDF Icon Fruitvale Avenue (Oakland, CA) (.pdf)

This Project is an example of East Bay Habitat for Humanity's priority towards building sustainable housing. The project features four single-family detached homes in East Oakland and incorporates many sustainable elements to reduce energy consumption and waste. Like all Habitat projects, the Fruitvale project relied heavily on donated materials and volunteer time.

Green Building PDF Icon Northgate Apartments (Oakland, CA) (.pdf)

A 43-unit project in North Oakland, sponsored by Resources for Community Development. The project is a good example of "smart growth", an in-fill development project that makes maximum use of a constrained site and incorporates a variety of Green Building techniques, including virtual elimination of vinyl.

A 13-home demonstration project in Dallas, Texas, that combines energy efficiency, structural insulated panels, and other features to provide affordable homes for first-time buyers.