Green Housing In Atlanta?

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Just catching up on ARC’s Land Matters blog and came across this post: Greenest Homes Those Near Transit.  It’s an interesting little post that spotlights a recent EPA report on housing location, and it’s conclusions are obviously damning for a city that can’t function without the freeway.  The nuts and bolts:

According to a new study out from the EPA, Location Efficiency and Housing Type – Boiling it Down to BTUs, buildings and transportation together account for about 70% of U.S. energy use and 62% of its greenhouse gas emissions, and homes near public transportation uses less energy than homes in the suburbs, regardless of many energy saving measures the home may take.

Perhaps a few homes within a mile or so of MARTA, in Lake Claire, Inman Park or Candler Park might be worth checking out…

It’s not possible for everyone to move to an Earthcraft Certified home within half a mile of MARTA, but if you’ve got carbon footprint on the brain, that might do the trick…

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Jon Effron is widely regarded as one of the leading Realtors in Atlanta, working with both buyers and sellers throughout the metro area to maximize their real estate investments. In 2014, Jon was the #1 individual agent at Keller Williams Intown, one of the largest brokerages in Intown Atlanta. Prior to becoming a Realtor, Jon was the Vice President of Development at Tujay Group, an Atlanta real estate development firm. His career pre-real estate included stints at ABCNews.com, eGroups (now Yahoo! Groups) and Elite Traveler magazine, where he served as the Vice President of Marketing.