The new year usually brings resolution about cutting spending. Consider including home energy efficiency upgrades – a decision that will save money and increase your comfort for as long as you live in your house – among your 2019 resolutions. Here are three ways to get started:
- Energy Audit. Energy auditors test your house to see where you’re losing the most energy and recommend upgrades to improve energy savings and comfort.
- Budget and plan....
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Congratulations to my client on the purchase of her first home in one of Oakland's most revolutionary Net-Zero communities known as Atomic City. I first viewed these homes well over a year ago and knew that it would be a perfect property for a discerning & environmentally conscious client. These micro homes (no larger than 800 SF) feature rainwater collection cisterns, heat pump HVACs, solar panels & solar skylights just to name a few of the green features. For more information on these properties see: Atomic City.
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I've been watching the progress of these beautiful new homes over the last year and finally they seem close to completion!
15 units will hit the market soon. All of them designed with one thing in mind: "inhabit less, live larger'. Atomic City is a net-zero community, producing at least as much energy as it consumes. Solar panels, solar skylights, rain collecting cisterns and solar hot water heaters is only an example of what the Oakland-based design firm MANOU DESIGN GROUP designed and implemented.
Buyers can chose from 3 different floor plans. The location is central, in close proximity to Berkeley Bowl, Emeryville Public...