By Sadie Normoyle, Built Green™ Coordinator
At the MBA General Membership Gala this December, Built Green announced the winner of our Moving the Market Award. This award recognizes a builder who has stepped up in a big way in terms of their green building portfolio. This year, we decided to award a true “market mover” who not only sets a high bar, but also encourages others to follow suit. We wanted to recognize Dwell Development for their efforts and commitment to moving the market toward a sustainable future.
Dwell Development is founded in the belief that sustainable, efficient design can create a better tomorrow. They are active players in Built Green and have built modern, sustainable homes throughout Seattle and the surrounding area. As leading experts in their field, they work towards the advancement and growth of sustainable design practices. They strive to design some of the most energy efficient homes in the world—homes that have achieved national recognition.
Dwell has certified 108 homes with Built Green since 2008. They certify their homes at the 5-Star level and even certified a Built Green Emerald Star home in 2015. This home was the first Emerald Star home in Seattle and the first Emerald Star home built for the speculative market—a tremendous achievement and a big step forward for Dwell.
Dwell Development won the Built Green Project of the Year Award in 2015 for their Emerald Star home. They also won the 2013 Built Green Hammer Award (Small Speculative category), the 2012 Judge’s Choice Award, and the 2011 Built Green Small Builder Award.
Anthony Maschmedt, founder of Dwell, who was present at the General Membership Gala to accept the Moving the Market Award, also won the 2014 Built Green Pioneer Award for his work in the green building industry.
Congrats Dwell Development—thank you for building green and for promoting the Built Green program!
The Built Green Hammer Awards recognize Built Green members for their outstanding projects and participation over the previous year. The Built Green Pioneer Award recognizes people who have played an integral role in developing and maintaining the Built Green program. Without the time, energy, and support of these Pioneers, Built Green would not be what it is today.
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