Dwell Development wins DOE award

Dwell Development’s Genesee Park Net Zero house in Seattle is a grand winner in the 2018 Housing Innovation Awards from the U.S. Department of Energy.

Dwell said the awards focus on zero-energy homes.

The house at 3909 43rd Ave. S. near Lake Washington won in the custom spec category.

The 3,700-square-foot three-story house has four bedrooms and four bathrooms. Dwell said it is filled with natural light, has airy living spaces, flexible bonus rooms, and indoor/outdoor entertainment areas.

The house has reclaimed, local and recycled materials, and a combination of green building techniques and systems, including a rooftop solar array, airtight building envelope, high performance windows, 12-inch thick walls packed with insulation, high efficiency heating, and solar thermal technology for hot water.

Judges scored the applications based on energy performance metrics, land development, design, construction, sales and marketing, consumer education, and business metrics.

“Housing Innovation Award Grand Winners are providing better homes, contributing to stronger communities and a more economically and environmentally resilient nation,” said Kathleen Hogan of DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Seattle-based Dwell was the developer, general contractor, land planner and interior designer on the Genesee Park house.

The team included First Lamp Architecture, Litchfield Engineering and Annee Structural Engineering.

All the winners are at https://tinyurl.com/y8gupt3c/.

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