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					                      HGTV Green Home 2009
The HGTV Green Home 2009 is a contemporary Florida-style home that is eco-
friendly, featuring:

      3 bedrooms, plus sitting room/4th bedroom

      3 baths

      Approximately 2430 square feet of heated and cooled space

      1 story home with Roof Garden

      2 car garage – with a GMC Sierra Hybrid

Located in the town of Tradition in Port St. Lucie, Florida, a master-planned,
mixed-use community near Florida's Treasure Coast, the fully furnished home is
part of a Grand Prize package worth approximately $750,000.

The HGTV Green Home comes complete with:

Two-car garage - which is the headquarters of the eco-friendly home systems
including:
*2009 GMC® Sierra Hybrid
*Rinnai tankless water heater
*Solar system

Foyer
Shaw Floors features:
*Matrix tile containing up to 40 percent recycled post-industrial content
Sherwin-Williams features:
*Harmony® Interior Flat Latex Paint on the walls (Accessible Beige) and
ProGreen™ Semi-Gloss Paint on the trim, and Illusions Latex Based Faux Finish
Glazing Liquid on the accent wall (Red Cent)

Living Room
Shaw Floors features:
*Wild Frontier Hardwood Flooring, a beautiful engineered hardwood from Shaw’s
Epic™ Legends Collection utilizing 50 percent recycled content
*Canyon Crest, is on the ceiling with 8” wide one-of-a-kind planks, a uniquely
hand-scraped surface texture, and is the first wide-width solid hardwood floor
made 100 percent from mill byproducts that would have normally been burned or
sent to landfills
* Luxurious View, bound carpet with a striated two-toned visual, contains
recycled content and is recyclable

Sherwin-Williams features:
*Harmony® Interior Flat Latex Paint on the walls (Accessible Beige) and
ProGreen™ Semi-Gloss Paint on the trim are environmentally responsible
products
Upholstered furniture made from eco-friendly fabrics
Reclaimed teak is repurposed in the coffee table

Lounge
Caesarstone features:
*Quartz countertop with recycled content
Designers Surplus features:
Shaker style cabinets with European style hardware by Findley & Meyers
Sears features:
Kenmore Elite 38 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cellar and Kenmore 126 Can Beverage
Center
Shaw Floors features:
*Wild Frontier Hardwood Flooring, a beautiful engineered hardwood from Shaw’s
Epic™ Legends Collection utilizing 50 percent recycled content
* Luxurious View, bound carpet with a striated two-toned visual, contains
recycled content and is recyclable
Sherwin-Williams features:
*Harmony® Interior Flat Latex Paint on the walls (Accessible Beige) and
ProGreen™ Semi-Gloss Paint on the trim are environmentally responsible
products
Upholstered furniture made from eco-friendly fabrics

Dining Room
Shaw Floors features:
*Wild Frontier Hardwood Flooring, a beautiful engineered hardwood from Shaw’s
Epic™ Legends Collection utilizing 50 percent recycled content
*Luxurious View, bound carpet with a striated two-toned visual, contains recycled
content and is recyclable
Sherwin-Williams features:
*Harmony® Interior Flat Latex Paint on the walls (Accessible Beige) and
ProGreen™ Semi-Gloss Paint on the trim are environmentally responsible
products
Custom-made table made from reclaimed Heart Pine flooring and old reclaimed
cedar fence posts
Organic fabrics were used on the end chairs and recycled materials in the
wicker chairs

Kitchen
Caesarstone features:
*Quartz countertop with recycled content
Designers Surplus features:
Shaker style cabinets with European style hardware by Findley & Meyers

Kohler features:
*Low-flow toilets to reduce water usage while maintaining water pressure
*Aerators on sinks are added to reduce water flow
*8 Degree™ large single kitchen sink and Evoke™ single control kitchen sink
faucet with sidespray
SC Johnson features:
*Nature Source Cleaners
Sears features energy star rated appliances including:
*Stainless Steel Kenmore Elite 24 in. Built-In Dishwasher w/ Ultra Wash® HE
Filtration
* Stainless Steel Kenmore Elite 30 in. Freestanding Induction Range
* Stainless Steel Kenmore 30 in. Italian Design Chimney Range Hood
* Stainless Steel Kenmore Elite 25.1 cu. ft. Side-by-Side Refrigerator w/ Shaved
Ice
Shaw Floors features:
*Wild Frontier Hardwood Flooring, a beautiful engineered hardwood from Shaw’s
Epic™ Legends Collection utilizing 50 percent recycled content
* Azure tile, the rich blue of the summer sky in the frosted glass
*Flirt area rug with modern movements of color and stand-alone style
Sherwin-Williams features:
*Harmony® Interior Flat Latex Paint on the walls (Accessible Beige) and
ProGreen™ Semi-Gloss Paint on the trim are environmentally responsible
products

Screened in Porch
Shaw Floors features:
*Southerland, bound carpet in elegant two-toned black and tan coloration
Custom-made day bed, table, and benches made from a variety of reclaimed or
sustainable materials
Eco-friendly curtains, recycled wicker in the furniture and decorative baskets
made of sustainable materials

Sitting Room
Shaw Floors features:
*Wild Frontier Hardwood Flooring, a beautiful engineered hardwood from Shaw’s
Epic™ Legends Collection utilizing 50 percent recycled content
*Ono Bay by the Tuftex division, has all of the beauty and style of natural sisal, is
made of Shaw’s premium fiber, Anso nylon and contains recycled content and is
recyclable
Sherwin-Williams features:
*Harmony® Interior Flat Latex Paint on the walls (Edgy Gold) and ProGreen™
Semi-Gloss Paint on the trim are environmentally responsible products
Repurposed vegetable crate becomes a coffee table and end tables with glass
were once baking trays

Master Bedroom
Shaw Floors features:
*Wild Frontier Hardwood Flooring, a beautiful engineered hardwood from Shaw’s
Epic™ Legends Collection utilizing 50 percent recycled content
*Sound of Silence, a lush wool-like visual with all the beauty of wool and all the
durability benefits bound carpet made of Shaw’s premium fiber, Anso nylon, and
contains recycled content and is recyclable
Sherwin-Williams features:
*Harmony® Interior Flat Latex Paint on the walls (Jetstream) and ProGreen™
Semi-Gloss Paint on the trim are environmentally responsible products
Custom made bedside tables made from sustainable materials (Ebbtide)

Master Bathroom
Caesarstone features:
*Quartz countertop with recycled content
Designers Surplus features:
*Shaker style cabinets with European style hardware by Findley & Meyers
Kohler features:
*Low-flow toilets to reduce water usage while maintaining water pressure
*Aerators on sinks and showers are added to reduce water flow
*Vintage Bath with Finial® Traditional bath faucet
*Serif® Undercounter Lavatory and Memoirs® widespread lavatory faucet
Shaw Floors features:
*Wild Frontier Hardwood Flooring, a beautiful engineered hardwood from Shaw’s
Epic™ Legends Collection utilizing 50 percent recycled content
*Colonnade Mosaic white ceramic 3X3 tile and the translucent glass Seaglass
tile
Sherwin-Williams features:
*Harmony® Interior Flat Latex Paint on the walls (Creamy) and ProGreen™
Semi-Gloss Paint on the trim are environmentally responsible products
Bamboo blinds shade the room
Reclaimed wood is used for some of the lamp bases

Hall Bathroom
Caesarstone features:
*Quartz countertop with recycled content
Designers Surplus features:
Shaker style cabinets with European style hardware by Findley & Meyers
Kohler features:
*Low-flow toilets to reduce water usage while maintaining water pressure
*Aerators on sinks and showers are added to reduce water flow
* Inscribe™ 19" Cast Iron Wading Pool® Lavatory and Purist® two-handle wall-
mount lavatory faucet trim with 12" spout and lever handles
Shaw Floors features:
*Wild Frontier Hardwood Flooring, a beautiful engineered hardwood from Shaw’s
Epic™ Legends Collection utilizing 50 percent recycled content
*Tortoise Shell glass tile mosaics mixing rich hues of chocolates and golds
Sherwin-Williams features:
*Harmony® Interior Flat Latex Paint on the walls (Rain) and ProGreen™ Semi-
Gloss Paint on the trim are environmentally responsible products

Child's Bedroom
HGTV Designer: Sabrina Soto
Shaw Floors features:
*Wild Frontier Hardwood Flooring, a beautiful engineered hardwood from Shaw’s
Epic™ Legends Collection utilizing 50 percent recycled content
*Essential Twist Gold, carpet in vibrant Terra Cotta adds spice to your space with
a fun texture and eye-popping color and is made of Shaw’s recyclable EverTouch
nylon
Sherwin-Williams features:
*Harmony® Interior Flat Latex Paint on the walls (Baked Clay) and ProGreen™
Semi-Gloss Paint on the trim (Coming Up Roses) are environmentally
responsible products
Custom Made twin bed made of reclaimed lumber and eco-friendly fabric
Colorful wall art was painted by a local artist on scrap wood

Bath (Shared)
Caesarstone features:
*Quartz countertop with recycled content
Designers Surplus features:
*Shaker style cabinets with European style hardware by Findley & Meyers
Kohler features:
*Low-flow toilets to reduce water usage while maintaining water pressure
*Aerators on sinks and showers are added to reduce water flow
* Katherine® Undercounter Lavatory and Archer™ lavatory faucet with 8" centers
*Dynametric® 5' bath with left-hand drain and Archer™ bath and shower faucet
trim with lever handle
Shaw Floors features:
*Matrix tile containing up to 40 percent recycled post-industrial content.
*Eclipse II 4.25 Matte Wall Tile
Sherwin-Williams features:
*Harmony® Interior Flat Latex Paint on the walls (Creamy) and ProGreen™
Semi-Gloss Paint on the trim are environmentally responsible products
Guest Bedroom
Shaw Floors features:
*Wild Frontier Hardwood Flooring, a beautiful engineered hardwood from Shaw’s
Epic™ Legends Collection utilizing 50 percent recycled content
*Lasting Retreat, is like the stylish Herringbone pattern found in upscale
menswear, is the look of fashion on the floor, is made of Shaw’s premium fiber,
Anso nylon and contains recycled content and is recyclable
Sherwin-Williams features:
*Harmony® Interior Flat Latex Paint on the walls (Hopsack) and ProGreen™
Semi-Gloss Paint on the trim are environmentally responsible products
Custom bed made from rough sawn cypress wood (Gypsy Red)

Laundry Room
Sears features:
*Chai Kenmore Elite HE5t Steam™ 4.4 cu. ft. Capacity Front-Load Washer
*Chai Kenmore Elite HE5 Steam™ 7.5 cu. ft. Super Capacity Gas Dryer
Shaw Floors features:
*Matrix tile containing up to 40 percent recycled post-industrial content
Sherwin-Williams features:
*Harmony® Interior Flat Latex Paint on the walls (Creamy) and ProGreen™
Semi-Gloss Paint on the trim are environmentally responsible products

Outdoors
Sherwin-Williams features:
*ProGreen™ Exterior Paint (walls – Nuance) (window trim – Analytical Gray)
(exterior lower walls & steps – Anonymous) (front door, exterior trim – Porpoise)
(exterior railing – Urbane Bronze)

Deck
Sears features:
*Kenmore Elite Island Modular 4 - Refrigerator
*Kenmore Elite Island Modular Base Unit
*Kenmore Elite Island Modular 2 - Hot Plate, Incl. Pull out Tank Tray & Regulator

Other Features
*Hydroponic food source
*Organic garden
*Compost
*Rain barrels
*Bocce Ball Court
*Storm shutters
*Solar tube skylights
*Energy efficient windows
*Central vacuum system
Little Known Fact
     Many of the photos you see throughout the HGTV Green Home are family,
       friends and pets of the HGTV Green Home Team



Principals
    Jack Thomasson, HGTV Green Home House Planner
    Linda Woodrum, Interior Designer, T.S. Hudson Interiors
    Sabrina Soto, Designer for Child's Room, HGTV Designer
    Wes McCurry, President, Core Communities
    Michael R. Carlson, Architect
    Leon Camarda, Builder
    Scott Davidson, Landscape Architect


                 HGTV GREEN HOME 2009 Energy Efficiency

The HGTV Green Home 2009 is a 2,430 SF single family residence with a 610
SF detached garage. HGTV has received a significant Platinum LEED
(Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification for the home.
LEED for Homes, a voluntary rating system, is a nationwide residential
certification project of the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED stands for
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, and is a rating system
developed by the U.S. Green Building Council to certify just how “green” a home
is.

There are seven basic sustainability areas LEED covers that are being targeted:
innovation and design, location and linkages, sustainable site, water efficiency,
energy and atmosphere, materials and resources, indoor environmental quality,
awareness and education.

Innovation and Design

Integrated Project Planning – From the outset, designers, energy experts, and
construction specialists all worked together to develop a comprehensive
approach to the project. Through charrettes, coordination meetings, and
complete team involvement, innovative ideas were created.

Durability Planning – A comprehensive list of durability issues were identified
as key issues that must be addressed and inspected during construction. These
included design details that improved the durability of the house by anticipating
pests, rot, natural disasters, and controlling water inside and outside of the
house.
Location and Linkages

An environmentally sustainable home is one that is conveniently located and
connected to the daily services that we all need. A sustainable home makes it
easy to walk to the corner store and makes use of existing infrastructure.
Tradition is a master planned community that creates this convenience:

Neighborhood Services – Tradition is a community with retail, fitness, schools,
dining and offices within walking distance. This reduces reliance on cars and
improves convenience.

Open Space – A key part to encouraging a health lifestyle is readily accessible
green spaces and parks. Tradition has numerous parks, most of which are
interconnected with bike trails and walking paths. This encourages a true
neighborhood experience where neighbors meet and interact.

Sustainable Sites

Another hallmark of a green home is a beautiful outdoor environment. This
means protecting and enhancing the natural beauty of the site through minimal
site disturbance, controlling erosion, and beautiful landscaping.

Permeable Pavement– Using permeable pavers on the driveway allows
rainwater to naturally seep into the ground rather than running to the storm water
system.

Drought Resistant Landscape – Tradition engaged the landscape architecture
firm of Krent Wieland Design to design a sustainable outdoor environment. Their
design features native plants that are naturally drought tolerant and require less
irrigation.

Hydroponic Food Source/ Vegetated Roof – Nothing is more sustainable than
growing your own food, especially through a self sufficient hydroponic system,
which is approximately 100,000 times more water efficient than conventional
farming. The HGTV Green Home has a small hydroponic garden and also a
small herb garden as part of the rooftop system.

Limited Turf – By limiting the turf around the house, the amount of time and
money invested in maintenance and irrigation is reduced.

Shade Trees – Large canopy trees are planned to cast shade on the patios and
driveway to reduce heat build-up on site.

Light Colors- The hardscape (driveway, walkway, patio) colors are highly
reflective to reduce the heat build up around the house
Water Efficiency

The HGTV Green Home includes design features that will reduce the overall
water consumption by 50% over a conventional home. This not only reduces the
utility bill, but reduces the community’s total demand for clean water.

Water Reuse – Tradition as a community collects storm water from streets and
stores it in a network of retention ponds. This water is then reused for irrigating
of lawns.

Water efficient fixtures – Using low-flow toilets reduce water usage while
maintaining water pressure. Aerators on sinks and showers are added to reduce
water flow.

Water efficient irrigation – Using drought-tolerant and native plants reduces the
need for irrigation and fertilization. The irrigation system features a rain sensor
that automatically restricts the system during wet weather. The system also uses
high efficiency heads that direct the proper volume of water exactly where it’s
needed.

Energy and Atmosphere

Most people associate a green home with one that is energy efficient. Though
there are many other factors that make a house sustainable, energy efficiency is
at the heart of the issue. The HGTV Green Home will use about 50% less power
than a conventional home. The following are several ways that accomplish this
savings.

Insulation– The entire house, including the attic and foundation walls are
insulated. The wall system is ICF (Insulated Concrete Forms), which achieves 3
to 4 times the insulation “R” Values of a conventional wall. The ceilings of the
house are insulated with a sprayed foam that expands to fill every cavity and
void.

Energy Star Labeled Home – The HGTV Green Home will be certified by the
EPA’s Energy Star Labeled Home Program. This means that the house must
exceed the minimum code requirements for energy efficiency by 20%. Energy
Star also requires a third-party inspector to make sure the insulation and systems
in the house are done correctly before they are covered up.

Air Infiltration – A common misperception is that a house needs to breathe. It’s
true that a house must be ventilated, but it should be controlled. Breathing is
essentially uncontrolled air leakage. The HGTV Green Home has ventilation that
pre-conditions incoming air and introduces it in a controlled manner. The amount
of air infiltration is also checked by a third-party inspector.
Efficient Windows – The windows in the HGTV Green Home are among the
most efficient. They reduce the amount of glare and heat gain through high
performance glass. They are also well-built to limit the amount of air leakage.

Superior Heating and Air Conditioning Systems – The heating and air
conditioning system has a number of features that improve efficiency:

      Individual Controls – The system features several zones that allow for
      unoccupied rooms to save energy and give people greater control of the
      temperature in the spaces they’re using. Thermostats automatically
      adjust temperature settings during the day, evening and weekends to save
      energy.

      No CFC Refrigerant – The system does not use any potentially harmful
      CFC-based refrigerants.

      Sealed Ductwork - All ducts are sized to deliver correct airflow to each
      room and sealed with mastic to prevent leaks. The ducts are tested by a
      third party to make sure they work as planned.

      High SEER Rating – The system has 16 SEER ratings that well exceed
      code requirements for efficiency.

      Noise – The system is rated among the quietest systems available.

      Energy Recovery Unit - The air that is exhausted is cycled through an
      energy recovery unit. This unit uses a radiator-like device to pre-condition
      the air being introduced for ventilation with the conditioned air that is being
      exhausted.

Water Heating – By using both solar and tankless water heaters the home will
save energy by allowing the sun to create hot water, and any additional heating
will be generated by the tankless heater on an as needed basis. Also, a
recirculation pump has been installed to ensure that all fixtures and appliances
receive hot water on demand, which increases the water efficiency of the house.

ENERGY STAR Appliances – By using Energy Star Certified appliances (from
sponsor SEARS KENMORE), the house uses 30-40% less energy and water
than standard models.

Sealed Attic – The attic is sealed and insulated to reduce heat buildup in
normally hot attic storage areas. This allows duct work to be contained within
conditioned space and greatly improves comfort.

ENERGY STAR Lighting Fixtures – By using Energy Star Certified light
fixtures, the house provides excellent lighting while reducing the amount of
electricity used. Compact fluorescent fixtures are used extensively to reducing
lighting loads and limit the amount of heat added to the house by lighting.

Natural Light Tubular Skylights- Westcliffe will be using tubular skylights that
capture daylight and channel the light into the house, reducing or eliminating the
need to use conventional lighting on a sunny day. At night, the same skylights
are equipped with a compact fluorescent light kit and are used as a standard light
fixture.

Solar Power – Westcliffe Residence generates some of its own electricity with
solar power. The house includes a photovoltaic (PV) system that provides about
40% of its required power.

Materials and Resources

An important aspect of a sustainable house is the selection of materials that can
be locally made; do not release dangerous fumes; and can be rapidly re-grown or
recycled.

Local materials – Most of the materials used to construct the house were
manufactured or harvested within 500 miles of the site. This reduces
transportation costs and associated greenhouse gases, while encouraging a
healthy local economy.

Waterproofing – Providing additional thicker flashing around windows and doors
helps prevent moisture problems.

Extensive recycling – Construction waste has been separated and recycled to
reduce the volume of material going to the landfill by nearly 75%.

Flooring and Tile- Both the flooring and a portion of the tile used (from sponsor
SHAW) are made with recycled content

Countertops- The countertops (from sponsor CAESARSTONE) are not only
gorgeous and durable, but also made with recycled post consumer materials.

No Tropical Hardwoods – The project uses no tropical hardwoods that might
endanger rainforests by encouraging unsuitable harvesting practices.

Metal Framing- The interior walls are framed with metal studs, which not only
are more durable, but also are fabricated with recycled materials and are
recyclable.

Synthetic Drywall – Several manufacturing processes create synthetic gypsum
as a by-product. This gypsum has the exact same chemical composition but
does not require mining to extract. All gypsum wallboard in the Westcliffe
Residence is synthetic.

Low VOC and Microbial-Resistant Paints and Sealants – The sealants and
paints used (from sponsor SHERWIN WILLIAMS) have reduced volatile organic
compounds that can off-gas and release chemicals into the air.

Water Resistant Materials in Showers – All of the material concealed behind
and under showers and wet areas are made of a cementitious product that is
extremely decay resistant. This improves durability in case of a water leak.

Indoor Environmental Quality

It’s important to control the quality of the air inside a home. This can be done by
sealing off or exhausting unwanted dirt and fumes. The indoor air quality also
requires reducing incoming moisture and improving ventilation.

Ventilation and Moisture Control – Every house needs fresh air. By controlling
the amount of air, how it’s filtered and its temperature and humidity, the air in
house can stay fresh.

Balanced System – The design and construction team carefully sized the
mechanical system and ductwork in order to deliver the appropriate amount of air
to every room. This eliminates areas that are too cool or hot in a room. The
system also balances humidity.

Efficient Bathroom Exhaust Fans – The exhaust fans are tied to occupancy
sensors so they run only when needed to quietly remove unwanted moisture and
odors from the home.

Dirt Control – It might seem like simple housekeeping, but providing a place for
people to take off and store dirty shoes, helps keep a clean environment. The
HGTV Green Home also has a central vacuum system in order to control dirt
inside the home.

Detached Garage – The garage is detached from the house. This prevents
carbon monoxide, water vapor and other contaminates from migrating into living
areas.

High Efficiency Filters – The system uses high efficiency filters that can remove
even the smallest particles from the air. It also includes an ultra-violet air purifier
that removes nearly all bacteria from the house.

				
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