Seattle is famous for homegrown companies that reinvent and disrupt industries, such as Starbucks and Amazon. Now, Dwell Development is reinventing housing and using AeroBarrier in the process.
On a mission to build the best home, Tapio and Helmes continuously research new building products and construction strategies. At this year’s International Builders Show in Orlando, AeroBarrier got their attention. AeroBarrier was first brought to their attention by energy rater, Ron Nardozza. Then, at IBS AeroBarrier was awarded the top product and awarded best product innovation. (AeroBarrier is a mist that seals the tiniest holes of the home envelope, making it easy and affordable to reduce leakage, hence, lowering energy demand — ACH. Even better, AeroBarrier is GREENGUARD Gold certified, meaning no harmful VOCs or off-gassing.)
Anthony Maschmedt, CEO of Dwell Development, says, “The number one obstacle to achieving multifamily Passive House certification levels is the strict leakage requirement for the whole building and for each unit (compartmentalization). Our standard envelope is very good, and barely misses Passive House requirements for
leakage. Getting to Passive House requirements has been cost prohibitive, but not anymore.” What is Maschmedt referring to? As of January 2018, advanced envelope sealing technology was launched by AeroBarrier, a GreenGuard Gold certified mist, that seals holes the eye cannot see, and allows builders and developers to achieve Passive House leakage requirements or better, and do so quickly, easily, and without disruption to the construction schedule.