The First Built Green Net-Zero Energy Certified Home in Seattle

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Mike Siegel / The Seattle Times

It’s greener than the sprawling swath of park just across the street - innovatively so.
— Sandy Deneau Dunham, Pacific NW magazine,

Check out The Seattle Times' article about Dwell Development's Mount Baker project and the homeowners' search for a sustainable home here.

They Reinvented Single Family Housing → Seattle's Dwell Development Now Eyes Multifamily

Dwell Development is bringing innovative design and new building products to a 54-unit multifamily Seattle project, named NOCO (North of Columbia City). The location is centrally located, in the Columbia City neighborhood; a part of the urban village zone — an area of the city targeted for high-density development and small-efficiency dwelling units (SEDU). North of Columbia City boasts one of America’s most diverse zip codes. 

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AeroBarrier Named Gold Edison Award Winner

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New York, NY – April 11, 2018 – The Edison Awards, celebrating 31 years of honoring the best in innovation and excellence in the development of new products and services, announced today that AeroBarrier was voted a Gold Winner for innovation at the April 11th event at The Capitale in New York City.

Being recognized with an Edison Award has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. The awards are named after Thomas Alva Edison (1847-1931) whose inventions, new product development methods and innovative achievements literally changed the world, garnered him 1,093 U.S. patents, and made him a household name around the world. 

“Our judges recognized AeroBarrier as a true innovator out of the many products in its category,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.

The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards™ was judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical.  

One of the evening’s many highlights was the presentation of the prestigious Edison Achievement Award to Marillyn Hewson, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation. The award honors innovation leaders and business executives who have made a significant and lasting contribution to innovation throughout their careers. The Edison Achievement Award serves as inspiration to future innovators and to the world at large.

In addition to the Awards Gala, the annual Edison Awards program encompassed a full-day “Meet the Innovators Forum” and the “Innovators’ Showcase,” which offered guests a hands-on experience with many of the winning products.

About the AeroBarrier
AeroBarrier was developed at University of California, Davis, where it received four years of research and development. In 2017, AeroBarrier launched in beta, with its first use on projects that qualify for the DOE’s ZERH program. AeroBarrier is instrumental for single and multi-family projects targeting the performance requirements of LEED, ZERH, Passive House, and the 2015 IECC or better.

About the Edison Awards™
The Edison Awards is a program conducted by Edison Universe, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. The Awards have been recognizing and honoring the best in innovations and innovators since 1987. They honor game-changing innovations that are at the forefront of new product and service development, marketing and human-centered design, and are one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of successful innovation. For more information about the Edison Awards complete program and a list of past winners, visit

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