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The Margarido House has been in the news a lot lately. It's no wonder -- it's virtually certain that the 4,600-square foot Oakland home will be the first in Northern California to win the LEED-H Platinum rating.

posted originally from: AT:San Francisco

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The house is in one of the neighborhoods affected by the 1991 fire. Elements included in the home on Margarido Drive are concrete, steel and aluminum, Heath Ceramics tiles and reused kiln shelves, a living roof, and drought-resistant landscaping.

Click here for Zahid Sardar's article about the Margarido House from yesterday's Chronicle, and here for last Wednesday's.

Images: Melissa Kaseman / Courtesy Mike McDonald