Illustrations courtesy of Atomic City Living
Small is simple, small is green. This is the motto behing Oakland's upcoming new residential community named Atomic City. The idea is that less is more in terms of living space, and can result in a much smaller carbon footprint as well. These micro-homes range in size from 833 SF for a 2BD/1BA for the Neutron residence, to 1,264 SF for the largest 1BD+/1BA Manhattan model. Even more intriguing is the fact that these are net-zero homes. If you are not familiar with the term, then here is a quick refresher: A net zero energy building is a building with "zero net energy consumption, meaning the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site, or by other renewable energy sources elsewhere."
Just some of the green features of these homes include:
-Energy Efficient Windows
-Heat Pump, Heating/Cooling
-Water Conservation Plumbing
-Energy Efficient LED lighting
-Rainwater harvesting cisterns
-Solar Panel System
With an average living size of just 800 SF, this new, eco-friendly North Oakland development is sure to be a hit with both the younger as well as the environmentally concious buyer. Conveniently located just blocks from Berkeley Bowl and minutes from Emeryville and Berkeley, this community is optimally positioned for those who prefer to bike or walk as well as the rest of us who need quick freeway access for our daily commute. For more information or to set up a future showing, feel free to call or drop me a line.
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