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Avena Bella LEED Certified

December 31, 2013

Turlock, CA — Developed in 2013 by EAH Housing, Avena Bella is an 80-unit affordable housing community in Turlock, CA. The property is located on the southern edge of the City of Turlock, adjacent to Cunningham Elementary School, and within half a mile of Lander Marketplace Shopping Center, Sam’s Food City, and existing bus stops.

Built with sustainability in mind, Avena Bella is LEED Platinum Certified and GreenPoint Rated by Build It Green.

  • Avena Bella incorporates solar power, energy-efficient heat pumps for heating and cooling, and a continuously running energy recovery ventilation system brings in fresh, filtered outside air.
  • A storm water retention system captures all rainwater on site. With the exception of some fruit trees, the landscaping at Avena Bella features all California native plants.
  • Residents have access to a community center, community garden, play area, technology lounge, swimming pool, and landscaped walkways between buildings.
  • Avena Bella provides a place to call home for working families in Turlock and offers resource coordination services such as financial workshops, after-school activities, and lifestyle enrichment classes.


More about LEED Certification:

Avena Bella is an 80-unit affordable community. The prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) designation is an internationally recognized green building certification system which judges the overall environmental impact of a property by evaluating criteria such as energy savings, water efficiency, carbon dioxide emissions, and stewardship of natural resources. The LEED designation is considered to be one of the most stringent rating systems for greed building. LEED criteria are set and evaluated publicly by the United States Green Building Council, which consists of approximately 20,000 member organizations.

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More about GreenPoint Rated

GreenPoint Rated is a program of Build It Green – a professional non-profit membership organization whose mission is to promote healthy, energy- and resource-efficient buildings in California. A GreenPoint Rated building is graded on five categories—Energy Efficiency, Resource Conservation, Indoor Air Quality, Water Conservation and Community. GreenPoint Rated was launched in 2006. It was developed by a diverse set of residential building stakeholders including production builders, contractors, architects and designers, multifamily home developers, state and local government leaders and green building advocates.

About EAH Housing

Established in 1968, EAH Housing is one of the oldest and most respected nonprofit developers and managers in the western United States. EAH has developed over 7,268 homes and manages 101 properties serving working families, students and seniors in 50 municipalities throughout California and Hawaii.

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