This is the newest HGTV Green Home located in Serenbe, Georgia, a 1,000-acre sustainable development near Atlanta with green homes, shops, and restaurants. The 2,300 square-foot home spans three levels and includes three bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms, and a detached garage and carport. Plus, it will be powered in part by solar energy and obtain both EarthCraft and LEED Certifications.
The HGTV Green Home has 2×6 framing with R20 wall insulation and a reflective Energy Star roof made of Galvalume. The insulation is a combination of Icynene spray foam (roofline, attic, and bands) and Johns Manville Spider fiberglass loose fill.
The “farmhouse modern” exterior is achieved with a combination of weathered sandstone and fiber cement, while the windows are the Andersen 400 Series with SunSmart glass.
Other than a 1.35 kW solar array, the HGTV Green Home has several green products, including recycled-content Shaw Floors, no-VOC Sherwin-Williams paints, Moen 90-Degree series faucets and accessories, Energy Star appliances, and TREX decking.
Serenbe has a blackwater treatment system that supplies water for community irrigation. In addition to that, the HGTV Green Home is plumbed to use the same community water for the toilets in the future, should local requirements loosen to allow it.
The HGTV Green Home Giveaway begins on April 12 and runs through June 1, 2012, after which a randomly selected winner will be awarded the fully-furnished house, a 2012 GMC Terrain, and $100,000.