20th Anniversary Celebration of Justice
At the 20th Anniversary Celebration of Justice, AHA honored Wakeland Housing and Development Corporation for its leadership in affordable and sustainable housing development in San Diego with developments like Los Vecinos (Chula Vista), Country Club (Oceanside) and Parkside (San Diego). Wakeland started developing sustainably to offer residents healthier homes and communities and lower utility costs.
It's award winning Los Vecinos project, in Chula Vista, was completed in 2009. Los Vecinos is 100% solar powered and is LEED Platinum Certified, receiving the highest score in the history of the LEED Homes program. LEED, which stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, is an internationally-recognized green building certification system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) in March 2000.
Going green is more important than ever. SB 375 (2008) requires regions to reduce their carbon footprint. San Diego is the first region in the state to adopt a Sustainable Communities Strategy.
Sustainable and transit-oriented housing is one way to make a difference. You can read more about Wakeland's sustainable development. Thank you Wakeland for building green and best wishes for your continued success.
Recent Retirees Acknowledged: Jay Powell (20 years as ED of City Heights Community Development Corporation)
Father Joe Carroll (30 years as CEO of St. Vincent de Paul)