SEATTLE, WA. – As Seattle ranks fifth on American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) first edition of the City Energy Efficiency Scorecard, Bob Bennion of Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc. and fellow Windermere agent Mary Snyder are pleased to be representing one of their newest and greenest listings, a sophisticated penthouse unit on the top floor of the acclaimed Mosler Lofts, the most nationally acclaimed, environmentally conscious residential high-rise building of 2008 developed by The Schuster group.
The enthusiasm surrounding Seattle’s demonstrated leadership and commitment to energy efficiency on the City Energy Efficiency Scorecard has come at a good time for the Bennion & Deville team as they take on marketing and selling one of Mosler Lofts finest units. In the Scorecard released this month by the ACEEE, Seattle scored highly against the most populous U.S. cities on their policies and other actions to advance energy efficiency. Ranking among the top five cities in all categories, Seattle also scored higher than any other city in Building Policies. “Over the last several years we have noticed a growing enthusiasm for sustainable architecture in Seattle,” said Bob Bennion, co-owner of Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc. “As energy costs continue to rise, our clients are becoming increasingly environmentally savvy, and much more green-conscious homebuyers.”
Mosler Lofts, a 12-story building highly acclaimed for its innovative design and green-building practices, is a prime example of a building that is reflective of the significant efforts put forth by the Seattle building and architectural community for greener building and living initiatives. Upon completion in 2008, the building was Seattle’s first high-rise residential building to receive the coveted Silver LEED® certification. Further notable acclaim includes: Top Ten Greenest Projects in the Region from the American Institute of Architects; Best Sustainable Community from the Pacific Coast Builder’s Conference; and the Built Green, 3-Star Certificate from the Washington Master Builders Association.
Bob Bennion co-lists this two bedroom, two and a half bath Penthouse unit with Windermere colleague, Mary Snyder. Thoughtfully designed to accommodate the Schuster group’s sustainable vision, the result is a stunning, dual-level home that is actively working to reduce operating costs, save energy, conserve water, reduce pollution, and improve indoor air quality. With an open floor plan, extra-high ceilings that maximize the natural light and the spectacular Space Needle and Elliot Bay views, as well as custom details throughout, this penthouse is a model of eco-friendly, urban-chic loft living. “People want more environmentally friendly places to live but don’t necessarily want to sacrifice the conveniences of modern design and sophistication,” said Bob Bennion. “Mosler Lofts allows people to live more responsibly, enjoy all the benefits that come with living in a green-certified building, and be in a luxury high-rise in an urban environment. That combination is very rare in today’s market.”
Other green features of the building include ultra-efficient heating and cooling systems, a rain garden to reduce storm water run-off, water-reducing plumbing fixtures, lavish use of recycled local and regional materials, special reflective windows and use of non-toxic paints.
Bob Bennion and Bob Deville of Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc. are proud of Seattle’s push to promote a greener city. “We hope Seattle will continue to lead by example in regards to energy efficiency initiatives and incentives in local government. These kinds of efforts provide huge benefits to residents,” said Bennion. “Residential spaces that encourage healthier lifestyles also encourage people to learn new behaviors, change their attitudes regarding environmentalism, and ultimately greatly improve the communities that we live in.”
For more on Mosler Lofts or The Schuster Group please visit: www.MoslerCondosandLofts.com
About Bennion & Deville Fine Homes Inc.
Founded in 1993, Bennion & Deville has consistently been one of the Seattle area’s leading real estate partnerships. Although known throughout the region for their sales of premium homes, Bob Bennion and Bob Deville represent homes in every price range. The team’s extensive experience in the Seattle real estate market, ongoing professional training, fastidious attention to detail and their long-standing relationships with clients are at the core of their practice. Through their expertise in marketing and the skills of their exceptionally qualified, fully licensed real estate assistants, Bennion and Deville have enjoyed 20 successful years of business together. Whether buying, selling, or renting a home or condominium in Seattle, the Eastside, or the greater Puget Sound region, “The Bobs’” commitment to personal service is unmatched. For more information on Bennion & Deville please visit www.Seattlefineproperties.com