From Dwell Development Design+Build
comes another in a growing list of modern, green building projects. Based in Seattle and focusing primarily on urban infill developments, Dwell has established a strong reputation for careful blending of design, health, efficiency, and environmental considerations.
The four homes at 1105dwell range from 1,600 to 1,800 square feet, with features including Structural Insulated Panel (SIP) exterior walls, in-floor radiant heat, recycled glass tile, polished concrete, rift-cut oak floors, roof top decks with 360 degree views, and roof gardens. All four homes exceed the requirements for Built Green 5-Star Third Party Verified Certification and are modeled to out perform code homes by 45% on energy consumption.
The idea is to build as green as possible without any sacrifice in design or livability. Dwell homes address site impact, materials selections, indoor air quality, and have now turned to a major focus on energy efficiency. Superior insulation and air sealing, heat recovery ventilation, natural daylighting, and passive ventilation all working together to maintain a comfortable, healthy living experience with already significant cost savings growing as energy rates inevitably rise in the future.
Dwell vets their sites for urban infill potential, connection to public transportation, and for the contribution the homes will make to the community as a whole. The company is collaborating with Seattle green building resource organization GreenDwellingSeattle
to deliver their message in ways that result in “aha” moments that inspire people to look deeper and realize the individual and societal values that green building represents.