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Dwell Development

All of Dwell Development's homes are designed to be high-performance and energy efficient.

'THE MOST SUSTAINABLE'

"My mission now is
to lead and inspire other
builders to build homes
in this manner."
ANTHONY MASCHMEDT, PRESIDENT
get first-time homebuyers, empty nesters and others," Maschmedt
says. "One thing that all of our homebuyers have in common is that
they're conscientious about energy use and sustainability, and are
doing their homework when it comes to those issues."
All of Dwell Development's homes are designed to be
high-performance and energy efficient, meaning net zero ready
or completely net zero energy (with full solar arrays installed).
"Our model is to build infill homes next to mass transit in
walkable, urban neighborhoods - we want to be where people
can live a green lifestyle and not necessarily need to own a vehicle," he adds.
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The company's commitment to green building is demonstrated
by its most ambitious project to date. Rainier Vista, a sustainable
micro community in Seattle's Columbia City neighborhood, was
completed last year. Initial development on the project started in
2010, when Maschmedt purchased 15 lots in the neighborhood
from the Seattle Housing Authority. Demand for the homes led
Dwell Development to extend the neighborhood to 42 total lots.
All 42 Rainier Vista homes are designed for zero-energy living.
Every home is certified to five-Star Built Green standards. The
Built Green program, developed by the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties, establishes environmental
standards for energy efficiency, water use and indoor air quality.
Each home in the community features solar-ready rooftop
configurations, electric car charging stations, advanced framing, high-impact insulation, triple-glazed windows, tankless
on-demand hot water, a radiant heating system and heat recovery ventilation system. Rainier Vista is located near a new
light rail station as well as shopping and dining. "This is the
most sustainable community of homes from an energy efficiency standpoint that's been built in the region, if not the country,"
Maschmedt says.
Dwell Development's work on the Rainier Vista project has


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