The Castro Valley Library serves the growing population of Castro Valley an unincorporated area of Alameda County and was designed to meet the LEED silver level of the green building rating system.
Castro Valley Library
3600 Norbridge Ave, Castro Valley, CA
County of Alameda
Landscape Architecture Team
Gates + Associates
Bay Friendly Rater
79,138 sq ft
Grounds Open To Public?
Bay-Friendly Rated Landscape Score
Bay-Friendly Landscape Highlights
- A Bay-Friendly Site analysis was completed to maximize the benefits of Bay-Friendly Landscaping practices.
- 86% of all plants require occasional little to no summer water.
- 20% of the installed plants are listed by Cornflower Farms as attracting beneficial insects.
- Synthetic pre-emergent herbicides were not used during construction.
- More than 85% of average runoff is treated in the landscape beds, bioswales and median planters.