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Great Room Of The HGTV Dream Home 2013 Located On Kiawah Island In South Carolina. HGTV, HGTV Dream Home, And HGTV Dream Home Giveaway Are Trademarks Of Scripps Networks, LLC. Used With Permission; All Rights Reserved. Photo(c) 2012 Scripps Networks, LLC.

In HGTV’s ongoing commitment to responsible home development and eco-friendly building solutions, the HGTV Dream Home 2013 has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum Certification by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Great room of the HGTV Dream Home 2013 located on Kiawah Island in South Carolina. HGTV, HGTV Dream  ...

Great room of the HGTV Dream Home 2013 located on Kiawah Island in South Carolina. HGTV, HGTV Dream Home, and HGTV Dream Home Giveaway are trademarks of Scripps Networks, LLC. Used with permission; all rights reserved. Photo(c) 2012 Scripps Networks, LLC.

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.

According to HGTV professional home planner Jack Thommason, “Utilizing a comprehensive whole house approach, the design team 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.”

LEED-certified buildings incorporate the latest green-building design and technology. 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.”

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