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Silver Celebration


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Green-minded Folsom + Dore Supportive Apartments achieve LEED Silver.

Mignon O'Young and Citizens Housing director Jim Buckley unveil the Silver plaque.

Taylor Robinson, formerly of Cahill Contractors, and project architect Daniel Simons show off the LEED Silver plaque.

After years of hard work—from design through documentation—the gleam of LEED Silver finally emerges. Our Folsom + Dore Supportive Apartments was the first residential building in Northern California to be LEED certified, and on April 19 the U. S. Green Building Council made it official. The LEED Silver plaque was unveiled at an on-site event hosted by non-profit developer Citizens Housing. Supervisor Chris Daly came out to help celebrate, and a representative of Dianne Feinstein's office read a letter of support from the Senator. Congratulations and kudos went out to the building team for their ecologically sound accomplishments, and all looked forward to a city future where such a level of environmental responsibility is intrinsic in all new construction.

Supervisor Chris Daly came out to praise the design and construction teams.

Architect Anne Torney addresses the crowd on Folsom + Dore's big day.

The tour group gathers on the rooftop to check out the photo-voltaic panels.

Resident Kerrigan Dangerfield points out his private balcony.

Baker + Vilar's Nick Gomez and David Baker discuss Folsom + Dore.

The tour group gathers on the rooftop to check out the photo-voltaic panels.

Daniel Simons points out the recycled-rubber surface of the development's "tot lot."

Resident Kerrigan Dangerfield points out his private balcony.

Taylor Robinson, formerly of Cahill Contractors, and project architect Daniel Simons show off the LEED Silver plaque.

Supervisor Chris Daly came out to praise the design and construction teams.

Designer Amit Price Patel waiting for the Folsom + Dore tour to begin.

Architect Anne Torney addresses the crowd on Folsom + Dore's big day.

David Baker talks about building affordable housing that anyone would be happy to call home.

Mignon O'Young and Citizens Housing director Jim Buckley unveil the Silver plaque.