Green Building Case Studies
Oakland currently offers formal City recognition of green buildings. With the adoption of a green building ordinance that sets minimum requirements, projects must now achieve or exceed either a LEED Gold rating through the U.S. Green Building Council or 75 points through Build It Green’s GreenPoint Rated program. Since 2009, the Oakland City Council has recognized twenty (20) projects that have met or exceeded high green performance. These Oakland projects include one of the first LEED for Neighborhood Development projects certified under the pilot program, the first single-family home with dual LEED and GreenPoint rated certification, the first project to meet a LEED Platinum rating and a multi-family affordable housing project that achieved 167 points, the highest GreenPoint Rating, ever, for a multifamily building to date (2010).
The case studies are divided into five categories: residential, commercial, historic, neighborhoods, and civic projects. The information in the case studies include a project summary, green building features, environmental savings, green building rating, and project team members. Check back each year for the next round of recognized Oakland green buildings and case studies.
Residential Case Studies
Single-Family New Construction
Multi-Family New Construction
Affordable Housing New Construction
Live / Work New Construction