Friday, September 27, 2013

Atlanta’s Oakland Park

Atlanta’s Oakland Park Recycles Materials and Saves Energy
By April Stearns

A collection of 65 LEED Silver condos in the heart of Atlanta offer the best in green design and sustainable living.

Atlanta’s Oakland Park is a community consisting of 65 boutique condos. According to building’s website, some features of the condos include a view of the Atlanta skyline, one- and two-bedroom floor plans (ranging from 688 square feet to 1,424 square feet) and a location in an easily accessible area of town. But, another incredibly important feature for those eco-minded consumers looking to purchase a new home is Oakland Park’s LEED Silver-certified construction.

LEED is a rating system oriented around design, construction and operation of buildings. Developed by the U.S. Green Building Council in 1993, LEED’s construction standards help lessen the environmental footprint around the world, as well as create healthy, cost-effective and comfortable living environments.

Oakland Park serves to conserve energy and recycle materials through a number of features that satisfy LEED requirements.


Atlanta’s Oakland Park condos offer LEED Silver-certified urban living. Photo via tmdsoutheast.com.
Energy-conserving features include:

•Balconies and operable windows providing light in winter
•Sub-metering of water in each home
•Low-voltage fluorescent light fixtures and bulbs
•Energy Star appliances
Recycling features include:

•Recycling bins conveniently provided in the building
•70% of building materials were sourced from within 500 miles of Atlanta
•1,500 tons of construction waste recycled during build-out
All of the LEED requirements Oakland Park satisfies can be seen here.

Oakland Park’s features fulfill the needs of a small family or single, active adults. Those on the go can enjoy moped and bike racks, a fitness center and a quick jaunt to bus and train stops, restaurants, the Atlanta Zoo and more. The building offers a safe community with a barbecue on the rooftop sun deck, controlled access to parking and common areas and a quick elevator ride to ground-level retail restaurants and shops.

For those looking for an eco-friendly home in the heart of Atlanta, Oakland Park might just be the place for you. Prices of available units at time of publication start in the low $140,000s.

For more information, see oaklandparkatlanta.com.

About the author
April Stearns is a writer based in Santa Cruz, CA. Currently a student at the University of California at Santa Cruz, April is studying creative writing and film.…

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