The Built Green certification program was developed to establish environmental standards for construction materials, energy efficiency, water use and indoor air quality. The voluntary program requires builders to follow a specific set of criteria to attain a Built Green rating ranging from 3-Star, 4-Star, 5-Star or Emerald Star.
We are the only residential developer in Washington state that exclusively builds 5-Star Built Green homes and are leading the charge for green building certification in the region with the completion of the first spec Emerald Star certified home in Seattle, our 100th Built Green certified home.
Built Green White Papers
Emerald Star is Built Green’s highest certification level. To date, only four projects have achieved this status. Dwell Development’s Ballard Emerald Star Home, certified in 2015, was the third project to receive Emerald Star certification and the first to do so in the city of Seattle…
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Emerald Star – 1 Year Energy Report
An innovative combination of green building techniques, 8.0kW of solar panels, and reclaimed materials helped the 2,218 square-foot home meet Emerald Star requirements, making Dwell Development the first local builder to achieve Emerald Star certification on a speculative home…
Kirkland Solar Community
Dwell’s Lakeview Solar Ready Community is a four-home ultra-sustainable luxury project comprised of two single-family homes and two-duplex units, proving that beautiful design and low-carbon living can seamlessly co-exist…