This session will provide an overview of two Built Green 5-Star certified microhousing apartment complexes.
Based on recent experiences designing, developing, and operating The Roost, attendees will hear a case study of the project, as well as focus on some specific topics of interest, such as annual energy use and project demographics.
The second project is NOCO Flats in Columbia City, developed and operated by Dwell Development/nwBuilt. You’ll learn about design and development challenges, projected energy use compared to actual, solar thermal DHW system, leasing results, and lessons learned.
Finally, the session will present the design principles inherent in successful microhousing design and review the current public policies governing microhousing development.
With more than 17 years experience building homes in the greater Seattle area, Anthony is an advocate for sustainable design and Net Zero Energy construction. He continues to push the envelope in the green building community with innovative construction methods that have positively influenced city building practices. As a result of this commitment and effort, Anthony and Dwell have won numerous national, regional, and local sustainable and design awards. As a lifelong Seattleite, Anthony has a deep commitment to creating communities that bring together like-minded individuals who value sustainability and modern reclaimed design.
For the last five years, Anthony has served as chair of the executive committee of Built Green, the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties’ green home certification program. He serves on the NAHB (National Association of Home Builders) Sustainability & Green Building subcommittee. He is a key member of the Columbia City Business Association and Georgetown Communities and is sought after as a thought leader in the national and local sustainable communities to promote and share Dwell Development’s green agenda.
David Neiman, AIA, is a principal at Neiman Taber Architects, a Seattle firm specializing in urban housing with a focus on issues of livability, affordability, community, and access to housing for all. Through a combination of design, advocacy, and project development, he has helped to pioneer new approaches to housing in Seattle.
He holds architecture degrees from the University of Washington and the University of Pennsylvania and is a licensed architect in the state of Washington. He was a recent member of the Mayor’s Housing Affordability and Livability Agenda (HALA) Committee and the NW Design Review Board.
Growing up with deep roots in the Seattle real estate and development community, Tadashi has now been a real estate broker in the area for over 20 years. In 2007, he dove into learning about sustainability and energy efficiency for homes, shifting his focus and gaining a new passion. Tadashi then worked to become an EnergyStar verifier and HERS rater, founded Evergreen Certified, and slowly began building a client base of developers and builders in the Seattle area looking to build green.
Tadashi was the first PHIUS rater in Washington, was involved with the first DOE Builder’s Challenge home in the state in 2010, and more recently started Ekovate. Tadashi has also been hard at work turning his own home on Vashon Island into a Net Zero property.