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Sustainable

BRIDGE is committed to environmentally sound smart-growth development, providing transit-oriented housing and retail, remediation of neighborhood toxicity, and green building measures in its new developments.

In 2001, BRIDGE created a Green Building Committee to study current and emerging green practices in all areas of development and management, with the goals of increasing the energy efficiency of our buildings, the sustainability of our methods, and the health of our residents and employees.

BRIDGE’s Portfolio Management Team identifies and implements energy and water efficiency upgrades for properties in BRIDGE’s portfolio, as well as developing a project plan for BRIDGE’s participation in The Big Reach, a national initiative by Stewards of Affordable Housing for the Future to reduce energy and water consumption 20% by 2020. BRIDGE was an inaugural partner in the President's Better Buildings Challenge. And in 2015, BRIDGE committed to an expansion of its solar portfolio as part of the White House’s Climate Action Plan.

For all new construction projects, BRIDGE uses the GreenPoint checklist as the framework for its internal standards. Over the past 13 years, BRIDGE’s green building practices have been incorporated into over 30 projects, totaling over 3,700 units.

Completed projects that are either GreenPoint Rated® or LEED® Certified include:

GreenPoint Rated®
Cottonwood Creek, Suisun
Ironhorse at Central Station, Oakland
Alta Torre, Palo Alto
Trestle Glen, Colma
The Coronet, San Francisco
Foothill Farms, Sacramento
Rene Cazenave Apartments, San Francisco
Terraza Palmera at St. Joseph’s, Oakland
Ivy at College Park, Chino
474 Natoma, San Francisco
The Rivermark, Sacramento (in process)
Emeryvilla, Emeryville (portfolio)

LEED® Platinum Certified
Paseo at COMM22, San Diego
Victoria at COMM22, San Diego

LEED® Gold Certified
Armstrong Place Senior Housing, San Francisco
Celadon at 9th & Broadway, San Diego
Sage Park, Los Angeles

LEED® Silver Certified
Mission Walk, San Francisco

LEED® for Neighborhood Development
MacArthur Station Village, Oakland (selected to be part of pilot program)

Further evidencing BRIDGE’s commitment to green building, we have been recognized with the following awards:

  • 2015 San Diego Green Building Council Project of the Year, LEED Homes - Multi Residential
  • 2015 AIA San Diego Energy Efficiency & Integration Award
  • 2015 Alonzo Award for Sustainable Business Practices
  • 2015 SDG&E Energy Efficiency & Sustainability Award
  • 2015 Urban Green Council Verdant Brainiac Award
  • 2011 Sustainable San Mateo County Award
  • 2010 Build It Green GreenPoint Rated® Builder of the Year
  • 2010 Pacific Coast Builders Conference Gold Nugget Award of Merit for Green Point Rated Project of the Year
  • 2010 Multifamily Executive Green Project of the Year
  • 2009 Build It Green GreenPoint Showcase Award
  • 2008 US EPA's Energy Star for Homes Outstanding Achievement Award
  • 2007 Urban Land Institute Smart Growth Award
  • 2007 US EPA's Energy Star for Homes Outstanding Achievement Award
  • 2006 US EPA's Energy Star for Homes Outstanding Achievement Award
  • 2005 AIA Award for Sustainable Development
  • 2005 Green Roof Award of Excellence
  • 2005 US EPA's Energy Star for Homes Outstanding Achievement Award
  • 2004 Pacific Coast Builders Conference Gold Nugget Award for Best Sustainable/Green Residential Project of the Year
  • 2004 US EPA's Energy Star for Homes Outstanding Achievement Award
  • 2003 Flex Your Power Energy Award