Great Green Home | Emerald Star by Dwell Development

Dwell Development of Seattle has built the “Emerald City’s” first Emerald Star home. Emerald Star is the highest honor given by the regional Built Green program, and an impressive achievement for the home which was also designated a 2016 U.S. Department of Energy Zero Energy Ready Home Housing Innovation Award winner. The home is Dwell’s third home to be certified to the DOE program although, according to founder Anthony Maschmedt, Dwell has built over 100 homes, duplexes, or townhomes that meet the program criteria. 

Explore and read more about this home by clicking on the images below.

Project Data:

  • Name: Lake Knowles
  • Location: Winter Park, FL
  • Layout: 5 bdrm, 4 bath, 2 fl, 3,912 ft2
  • Climate Zone: IECC 2A, hot-humid
  • Completion: Fall 2015
  • Category: Custom for buyer 

Modeled Performance Data:

  • HERS Index: without PV 60, with PV 5
  • Projected Annual Energy Costs: without PV $2,258, with PV $610
  • Projected Annual Energy Cost Savings (vs home built to 2012 IECC): without PV $1,191, with PV $2,851
  • Projected Annual Energy Savings: without PV 9,925 kWh, with PV  23,764 kWh
  • Added Construction Cost: without PV $0

The images and information in this gallery were provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. See more great green homes like this one at the DOE Tour of Zero.

Topics: Building Green, GREAT GREEN HOMES

Companies: U.S. Department of Energy

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