It’s that time of year again – HGTV is giving away a custom built home with amazing features. This year, the dream home embraces a number of green technologies.
These features include:
A deep concrete pad designed to take advantage of the soil as a heat sink
Gypsum wallboard made from waste material
Extra insulation on the walls windows
Solar panels that provide up to 50% of the energy needs
A tankless water heater
Low flow water faucets and showers
Stormwater cisterns that capture 100% of rainwater for irrigation and toilet use
Energy Star appliances, including a front loading washing machine
Low VOC paints and hardwood floors for healthy indoor air quality
On the HGTV website, there’s an interactive map of the green home, video tours, and links to more information about energy and water saving innovations. Oh, and you can also enter to win the home. Good luck!