Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco's Miriam Street development in Daly City, along with architect David Crabbe, is the winner of the 2011 Green Building Award from Sustainable San Mateo County. David accepted the award at a ceremony held Thursday night, March 10th, at the South San Francisco Conference Center.
Built for working families, the two homes on the site are conveniently located within a 1/2 mile of Bart and 1/4 mile of the bus route, with a city park and retail stores nearby. The infill development, completed in mid-2010, significantly increased the housing density while fitting into the single family neighborhood, with small front porches and fully landscaped front yards. The city, which provided a land grant and financial subsidies for the development, encouraged sustainable building practices on the Habitat site. The homes achieved GreenPoint Rated status by utilizing solar paneling made possible through PG&E's Solar Habitat Program, EnergyStar appliances, drought-tolerant California native plants, and low-flow water fixtures.
View video of Habitat's Miriam Street development.
By Jennifer Doettling, Communications Director