HGTV Dream Home 2013 Giveaway House Certified for Environmentally-Sound Construction

  HGTV Dream Home 2013 Giveaway House Certified for Environmentally-Sound

      Earns Platinum LEED Certification from U.S. Green Building Council

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NEW YORK -- December 05, 2012

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
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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.”

The HGTV Dream Home 2013 Giveaway opens for entries on Friday, Dec. 28, 2012
at 9 a.m. Eastern time and runs through Feb. 15, 2013 at 5 p.m. Eastern. The
fabulous HGTV Dream Home 2013 will make dreams come true for one winner,
who’ll claim a grand prize package that includes the home, a 2013 GMC^©
Acadia^© Denali^© and $500,000.

During the giveaway period, viewers can enter twice online per day: once at and once at HGTV Facebook and Twitter fans can elect
to receive ongoing updates and new details.

About Indigo Park

A collection of 16 green-conscious homes, Indigo Park aims to become the first
community with all LEED certified homes within a residential resort. Located
just beyond the second gate, Indigo Park is the vision of Dyal Compass, LLC Along with Christopher Rose Architects and Royal Indigo
Construction, Dyal Compass has developed a community that offers “building
with a conscience” without sacrificing luxury, quality, or value. For more
information on Indigo Park, visit or

About HGTV

America’s leading home and lifestyle brand, HGTV features a top-rated cable
network that is distributed to more than 99 million U.S. households and the
HGTV website,, the nation’s leading online home-and-garden
destination that attracts an average of four million unique visitors per
month. The brand also includes the HGTV HOME consumer products line which
showcases exclusive collections of paint, flooring, soft goods and other
home-oriented products, as well as HGTV Magazine, a new home and lifestyle
publication published in partnership with Hearst Magazines.

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