Sacramento's Norwood Mutual Housing project earns green certification milestone

Published: Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013 - 12:31 pm

Build It Green, the Oakland-based nonprofit that works with multiple public and private entities to adopt green building practices, has given its first green certification for a rehabilitation of a multifamily property in Sacramento County to Norwood Mutual Housing.

"Norwood is the first and only rehab of an existing multifamily project we have rated in the county," said Christopher Becker, BIG's senior project manager.

The Norwood project, overseen by nonprofit developer Mutual Housing California in Sacramento, has 87 apartments, 44 of which were rehabbed. Located in Del Paso near Interstate 80, Norwood was built in phases from 1993 to 2001.

Units come with features such as Energy Star dishwashers and energy-efficient lighting fixtures. At least 25 percent of construction and demolition waste was recycled.

The rehabilitation cost nearly $1.85 million, with the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency funding more than $1.5 million.

Founded in 1988, Mutual Housing California develops and operates affordable rental housing throughout the region.

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