Case Studies

Case Studies of Upgrading Existing Multifamily Properties


Find Energy Upgrade California case studies on the Energy Upgrade California multifamily web portal.


Jordan Housing, San Francisco – This 56 unit affordable housing project replaced 265 incandescent light bulbs and fluorescent lights in apartment units and common areas through the SF Energy Watch program.

The Watermark, San Francisco – This 22-story high-rise affordable housing complex upgraded parking lighting and reduced pool heating energy through the SF Energy Watch program.

1700 California Street, San Francisco – This 5 story mixed use building retrofitted 1273 linear fluorescent fixtures, replaced 75 incandescent lamps with CFLs, and switched 122 Exit Signs with LED Exit Signs through the SF Energy Watch program.

Magnolia Terrace, Emeryville – 4 unit building relocated and rehabilitated into a green 5 unit building for people with varying physical abilities. With restored historic style facade and solar photovoltaic panels, this project is earning aGreenPoint Rating for Existing Homes.

Fairmount Apartments, Oakland – Full rehabilitation of 31 unit 1960’s building with new roofing, windows, and finishings. This whole-building rehab is earning a GreenPoint Rating for Existing Homes.

Fillmore Center, San Francisco – 1,100 unit multifamily property that upgraded central systems, tightened systems operations, addressed waste stream and engaged occupants. This building is certified as LEED Existing Building.

Erna P Harris Court, Berkeley – comprehensive rehab of 35 units of affordable housing that underwent a Green Property Need Assessment and is achieving a GreenPoint Rating.

More case studies coming soon: As more projects reach completion, new case studies will be added to this list.

New Construction Case Studies can be found on several program websites, including:

Green Building in Alameda County

The California Multifamily Consortium