Last week, HGTV revealed that the location of its Green Home Giveaway, which one lucky viewer will win in 2008, is Tradition Hilton Head, South Carolina, a 5,300-acre planned community that sits between Savannah, Georgia and Hilton Head Island. Designed as a traditional South Carolina Low Country cottage, the 2,000-square-foot, 3-bedroom and 2.5-bath Green Home is registered with USGBC and will pursue an unspecified level of LEED certification (though not under the LEED for Homes Pilot Program). The project will of course incorporate a number of green design features including a graywater system, tankless water heaters, low-E glazing, sprayed-in foam insulation, fiber cement siding, SIPs, and ICFs. House planner Jack Thomasson, who has supervised the construction of each of HGTV's Dream Homes, describes each of these technologies here in a series of videos that are definitely worth checking out.
Sponsors whose products will appear in the home include Shaw Industries, Sears, GM, SCJ, Kohler, Caesarstone and the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation. You can enter to win the fully-furnished home from March 21 through May 9, 2008; the prize package is worth over $850,000. HGTV will air its Green Home 2008 special on Sunday, March 23, 2008 at 9PM ET and provide a tour of the home, with a 360 degree virtual tour available online beginning on March 3. The Green Home is the second home that HGTV will give away during 2008; the other is its 12th Dream Home which, this year, is located in Islamorada on the Florida Keys. HGTV has kept many details about the project under wraps, but I'll be following its blog and other updates as construction proceeds down south.
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