Dwell Development’s Cork Haus is the 3rd residence certified under the Zero Energy program in Seattle and the 11th residence certified in the world.
Dwell Development’s Cork Haus, appropriately named for the home’s eco-friendly cork siding, was the first speculative home in Seattle to achieve HERS-1 certification. The vigorous combination of Passive House standards, innovative recycled materials and solar technology help the 1,711 square-foot home achieve net positive energy usage. The architect behind Cork Haus, JW Architects, designed all 42 homes in the Rainier Vista sustainable micro-community and received an Honorable Mention at the 2017 AIA Awards for their Net Zero Energy office building. In addition to the Zero Energy certifications from the International Living Future Institute, Dwell Development’s Genesee Park project was the first home to receive the Net Zero label from Built Green.