Anthony Maschmedt, Principal at Seattle-based Dwell Development + Design/Build, was honored today as the Best in Green Young Professional of the Year: One to Watch by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). The award was given as part of the association’s Best in Green Awards during the NAHB International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.
During the recession, just a year after he founded Dwell Development, Anthony decided rather than scraping by he would go big. Distinguishing himself as a green builder, he built the first speculative Built Green 5-Star development in South Seattle. He then continued to distinguish himself by building the first spec. net zero energy home in Seattle, the first spec. Passive House in Seattle, and most recently the first Emerald Star home. In all that he has done, Anthony is not only focused on his business, but also the green building community at large.
Maschmedt is always looking at the best approach to building green whether it is trying a new technique, new technology or new material, he is always pushing the limits of green building. He spends a lot of time and effort collaborating with others in the industry, sharing ideas and technologies, and striving to make the industry more conducive for innovative, deep green builders like himself who are truly pioneers. Anthony serves on the board of Built Green, the Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties’ residential green building program, and is constantly offering his time to speak at various events. His work has tremendously inspired others, including homeowners who themselves have gone on to become Built Green members and launch green building-related ventures of their own.
“Anthony’s innovative spirit, his willingness to try new things, including taking risks and his support of the green building industry make him an irreplaceable part, not only of his local community, but the green building community as a whole,” said Ray Tonjes, 2018 Sustainability & Green Building Subcommittee Chairman from Austin, Texas. “To achieve what he has in such a brief period of time is nothing short of remarkable.”