Van Nuys, CA (June 4, 2009) CaesarStone, the original quartz countertop, is once again part of the second annual HGTV Green Home Giveaway. The home, which is in Port Saint Lucie, Florida, features CaesarStone’s recycled Chocolate Truffle and Smoky Ash surfaces throughout the eco-friendly home.

Chocolate Truffle and Smoky Ash are both part of CaesarStone’s Color Expressions 09 Collection, which features eight new colors. The two colors are both made with post consumer recycled materials, making them the obvious choice for this project.

“CaesarStone quartz countertops were a fantastic green feature in last year’s HGTV Green Home,” said Jack Thomasson, Professional House Planner.  “Their introduction of countertops with greater recycled materials made them an even greener choice for this year’s project. “

The HGTV Green Home Giveaway began this year on April 19th and ends at 5PM on June 5th. The winner, who will be announced during the HGTV Green Home Giveaway Special at 8PM on June 28th, will be the proud new owner of the 2,430-square-foot contemporary Spanish-style cottage which features construction and design elements that contribute to an energy efficient, cleaner and healthier living environment. This year’s home received a Platinum LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification and earned an Indoor airPLUS label from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

CaesarStone found this to be the perfect project in keeping with its eco-friendly practices. It was the first quartz surfacing company worldwide to carry global standard ISO 14001 certification for environmental protection in its industry. This means that in and outside of their plant, everything done is according to its environmental management policy whereby they maintain safety standards to protect all workers, observe eco-friendly production processes, and do their utmost to work only with eco-friendly suppliers. CaesarStone’s continuous mission is to keep the planet as beautiful as its products.