1105 Dwell Aims for Energy Efficiency


Dwell Development Design + Build, a firm in Washington state focusing on urban infill development, recently completed these four homes located at 1105 23rd Avenue South in Seattle. Targeted to exceed 5-star Built Green certification, the modern homes at 1105 Dwell are being offered for sale from $479,000. Sizes vary from 1,647 to 1,772 square feet.


As modeled, 1105 Dwell homes should outperform code homes by about 45% on energy consumption. But your everyday homeowner may not understand what this means, so Dwell Development is using the above Environmental Facts Label to communicate the potential for energy and water savings (click to enlarge).

The project was built “as green as possible without any sacrifice in design or livability,” according to a statement by the developer in an email to Jetson Green.

1105 Dwell homes were constructed with SIPs, in-floor radiant heat, recycled glass tile, rift cut oak flooring, roof gardens, Energy Star appliances, tankless hot water, low-VOC paints and finishes, heat recovery ventilation, and rainwater collection.






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Photo credits: Tucker English.

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  • Joel LeVan

    Yup. That’s pretty awesome. I would absolutely live in this house.

  • http://www.mygreenpalette.com caterina

    Absolutely beautiful! Nice we don’t have to sacrifice style and design choices to live in a sustainable home. I would live here in a minute. Great job!


  • http://bruteforcecollaborative.wordpress.com/ bfc

    if seattle’s residential power is 98.7% renewable, how could they be saving so many tons of CO2? and how can you make a projection about CO2 savings over a 30 year period when our soured electricity will have to change over that time period?

    classic greenwashing.

    had they gone w/ a passivhaus, they would have saved a chunk of change – would have cut down heating costs alone by almost $800/yr. they’re halfway there w/ the compact form!

    so, obviously not ‘as green as possible’ – caveat emptor!

  • Matt

    Caveat Emptor?

    Are you suggesting that there is a reason someone should beware of the efforts to improve efficiency, materials consumption, and indoor air quality that has gone into these homes. I think Dwell is trying to put the goals of green building into a context that people can relate to.

    Implementing sustainable practices and the publics receptiveness and understanding of them is a process. There is a great value in trying to build better homes, and in constantly improving on what has been done in the past. This looks to me like an attempt to educate, not mislead.

    We will hopefully get to passive homes, and get there more quickly through connecting the value of green building with people’s everyday lives. These are beautiful homes that are more healthy, efficient, and sustainable than the vast majority of others available.

    I would Love to live here and enjoy the benefits of the effort that has gone into them.

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