The HGTV Green Home 2012 offers the perfect balance of old-fashioned Southern design with modern home systems using materials such as Trex outdoor living products. The Trex Company, the largest manufacturer of wood-alternative railing and decking, is a sponsor of the HGTV Green Home.
HGTV Green Home 2012 Uses Trex Products
Focused on green building, the HGTV Green Home 2012 is located in the idyllic and environmentally conscious community of Serenbe, GA. HGTV designers created a custom-designed family farmhouse with traditional beauty and modern green building elements such as Trex outdoor living products. To promote responsible living in the 21st century, the HGTV Green Home 2012 will be open for public tours through June 1, 2012 with more information at serenbe.com/greenhome.
The gorgeous 2,300 square foot HGTV Green Home 2012 is fully furnished. The indoor décor is impeccable and green. This feeling extends to the outdoor living spaces using an array of Trex products. The second-story deck is made of Trex Transcend high-performance decking. Transcend is designed to outperform wood, PVC and composite.
Transcend decking is made from 95 percent recycled content yet has an attractive wood grain pattern to emulate traditional decking materials. It resists mold, stains and scratches for long-lasting performance with a natural look. The Transcend deck is support by the new Trex Elevations Steel Deck Framing System made of galvanized steel to prolong its life. The components are completely recyclable and the system is made from 25 percent recycled steel.
The HGTV Green Home 2012 has welcoming walkways made of Trex Transcend decking and railing leading to a living room courtyard. The area also includes Trex Outdoor Furniture for seating with energy-efficient LED Trex DeckLighting for an illuminating glow. Trex Outdoor Furniture is made from 90 percent recycled content and is used in the barbecue courtyard located outside the home's kitchen.
HGTV designers constructed the Green Home to show how to live in harmony with nature while enjoying the latest eco-conscious innovations. HGTV Green Home House Planner Jack Thomasson said Trex is a great choice for outdoor living spaces.
In a press release, Thomasson stated, “Not only are Trex products extremely low-maintenance and manufactured of recycled content, but their long-lasting beauty and rich colors inspired by the great outdoors perfectly complement the home's regional architecture and beautiful décor.”
Chairman, president and CEO of Trex, Ron Kaplan, said, “Like Trex, the HGTV Green Home combines innovation, style and sustainability.” Trex proudly supports a community and project that encourages people to incorporate eco-friendly elements into their daily lives.
Each year, Trex salvages over 600 million pounds of wood scrap and plastic to keep them out of landfills. Trex is also green because they do not cut down trees to make Trex products. Additional information about eco-friendly outdoor living products is available at trex.com.
More About the HGTV Green Home 2012
HGTV designer choices represent the best of both worlds through the innovative concepts and designs of architect Steve Kemp and residential designer Georgia Muncaster of Kemp Hall Studio. They began the process of creating the HGTV Green Home 2012 by looking at images of Southern-vernacular farmhouses to evaluate their shapes and configurations. Concept sketches helped them transform a traditional Southern farmhouse into a modern green design.
The HGTV designers managed to preserve the original character of roof lines and massing while adding a contemporary feel to exterior details. HGTV reveals Georgia Muncaster said, “The concept was to mix an old with a new feel.” The house includes traditional siding used in a different way for an modern design with a traditional metal roof.
The garage resembles an old wagon shed for the look of a farmstead. Windows and doors were modernized and outdoor living spaces were connected to indoor ones. The floor plan was also opened up. The timeless design combines something very Southern with a fresh green appeal. The house is situated in Serenbe, GA, a community based on green concepts and environmental consciousness.
One lucky winner will be randomly selected to win the HGTV Green Home 2012 in June along with a 2012 GMC Terrain and $100,000. Entries for the HGTV Green Home 2012 Giveaway are accepted through June 1, 2012 at 5:00 p.m. ET. Fans can enter online twice daily at HGTV.com and HGTVRemodels.com.
Fans can also choose housewarming gifts for the winner of the HGTV Green Home 2012 and enter to win the same selection of eco-friendly home items. Entrants can vote up to ten times per day for gifts and enter once a day to win a gift collection until May 7, 2012 at 5 p.m. ET.
Below is a video of architect Steve Kemp discussing his inspiration for the design and building of the HGTV Green Home 2012.
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