HGTV inspired us with unique detailing and attractive home designs .
“Utilizing a comprehensive whole house approach, the design team of HGTV was able to create a home qualifying
as environmentally sound from top to bottom. The materials, components, and building techniques work together to form a
complete system that is greater than the sum of its individual parts. To pursue and earn this first platinum level certification
really speaks to the extra efforts our team took in building the most ‘green’ home possible.”
The custom-built, 3000 square-foot home, located alongside the tranquil tidal marshland and near pristine beaches in Indigo Park,
is part of Kiawah Island, S.C.’s first sustainable neighborhood. Constructed with all eco-friendly alternatives, the HGTV Dream
Home 2013 has the highest level of technology with the construction materials, building practices, clean indoor air-quality, energy efficiency,
water consumption and geothermal heating and cooling.
More than a year ago, HGTV House Planner Jack Thomasson began looking for just the right spot for HGTV’s first Smart Home.
“I’ve been with HGTV for more than 18 years, and this is the first time I’ve had a project in a place I once lived,” he said.
“Of course, I had to be objective, but I remembered the beauty and the energy of Jacksonville Beach and felt I had to include it in my site search.
I was comparing communities all across the U.S. and wanted the project to be in a place with the right vibe
These homes are designed to lower operating costs and increase asset value, reduce landfill waste, conserve energy and water,
be healthier and safe for homeowners, and reduce harmful emissions.
“Our entire design/construction team had the goal of achieving Platinum LEED certification from the onset,
” said HGTV Dream Home’s builder Craig Gentilin. “From the roof systems that create a water and air tight envelope
to eliminate air infiltration; the super-efficient insulation materials; the geo-thermal HVAC system that utilizes the
constant temperature of the earth for heating/cooling; keeping all duct work inside the insulated envelope to increase efficiencies;
all the way to the LED lighting and Energy Star rated appliances, environmental aspects came into the play from the very beginning
of construction. Everything partners together to create the greenest Dream Home ever.