Sustainable Development

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.

Green building provides multiple benefits to residents, property owners, and the community. Design approaches and equipment that reduce energy and water use result in lower utility costs and reduced stress on the environment. Low-VOC products and good ventilation improve the health of the living environment. Features that capture stormwater, reduce the urban heat island effect, and restore landscapes contribute to community-wide and regional efforts to improve regional ecosystems. Through thoughtful design using green standards such as LEED and GreenPoint Rated, coordination during construction, and follow-through in operations and maintenance, each development is contributing to BRIDGE's broader sustainability goals.

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.

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

GreenPoint Rated®

25 Sanchez, San Francisco (portfolio rehab)
474 Natoma, San Francisco
Alta Torre, Palo Alto
Avanza 490, San Francisco
AveVista, Oakland
Cottonwood Creek, Suisun
Emeryvilla, Emeryville (portfolio rehab)
Foothill Farms, Sacramento
Heritage Square Senior, Pasadena
Ironhorse at Central Station, Oakland
Ivy at College Park, Chino
Ivy II at College Park, Chino
La Fenix at 1950, San Francisco
La Vereda, San Leandro
Marea Alta, San Leandro
Montara, San Mateo
Mural, Oakland
Rene Cazenave Apartments, San Francisco
Terraza Palmera at St. Joseph’s, Oakland
The Coronet, San Francisco
The Rivermark, Sacramento
Trestle Glen, Colma

Earth Advantage®

Songbird, Portland, OR

LEED® Platinum Certified

1101 Connecticut, San Francisco
Paseo at COMM22, San Diego
Victoria at COMM22, San Diego

LEED® Gold Certified

Armstrong Place Senior Housing, San Francisco
Cedar Grove at Jordan Downs, Los Angeles
Celadon at 9th & Broadway, San Diego
Sage Park, Los Angeles
The Abigail, Portland, OR
The Vera, Portland, OR
Vermont & Manchester, Los Angeles, CA (housing) – in process

LEED® Silver Certified

Mission Walk, San Francisco

LEED® for Neighborhood Development

MacArthur Station Village, Oakland (selected to be part of pilot program)
Rebuild Potrero (Gold)
Jordan Downs (Silver)

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

  • 2022 Earth Advantage Community Engaged Design Award
  • 2017 Energy Trust of Oregon High Performance Building Award Honorable Mention
  • 2016 Gold Nugget Grand Award, Sustainable Residential Community
  • 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
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