- New World Home, a rapidly growing and award- winning producer of sustainable housing, has earned Platinum certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) LEEDŽ for Homes program for a home built in East Hampton, representing the first factory-built home in Long Island to earn this designation. Additionally, the Hamptons project is the first home of any type in Long Island to earn a Platinum rating without requiring the use of any renewable energy sources, such as solar panels, wind turbines or geothermal systems. In 2009, New World Home produced the first factory-built LEEDŽ Platinum homes in New York and Georgia.
The financial benefits to building a New World Home are particularly relevant to the Long Island housing market, specifically the Hamptons, where it is extremely expensive to build a new home. "Taking into account the high cost of land and labor, many would perceive building one of the greenest homes in the country in this setting to be cost-prohibitive" says Tyler Schmetterer
, CMO and Founder of New World Home. "It is a fundamental objective for New World Home to develop a housing solution with minimal up-front premium for green products and features. Currently, we're able to build at a cost competitive range of $180 to $250 per square foot versus $400 to $500 for a comparable quality site-built home in the Hamptons."
New World Home, which recently won the 2010 National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) Green Project of the Year, is providing a platform for brand name household products to showcase their green products and messaging. Every product is selected to achieve the maximum benefit for the homeowner. "We carefully research each product based on individual performance measures and how they interrelate within the entire housing system. These products are then integrated into our whole-systems approach to homebuilding to maximize home performance and minimize environmental impact," says Schmetterer.
More and more home buyers are recognizing the value of living in a sustainable home. "Homeowners now have the opportunity to reduce their energy consumption by more than 50 percent, save thousands of gallons per year in water consumption, live in a superior and healthier indoor air environment and save thousands of dollars per year in operating and maintenance costs," says Mark Jupiter
, President, R&D and Founder of New World Home. "Our homes, while maintaining a charming, historic aesthetic, are able to achieve the highest levels of certification by utilizing a proprietary whole-systems approach to home construction. Well thought out design, a strong project team, world class brand partners and various construction techniques are all integral to building homes to the highest green standards," says Jupiter.
New World Home's trademarked New Old Green ModularŽ (NOGMŽ) design platform incorporates a holistic approach to historically-inspired green building. The NOGM process, which typically results in homes built to exacting standards in 120 days from the start of production, possess a number of base features deeming them among the most sustainable on the market today.
About New World Home
New World Home is a rapidly growing and award winning producer of sustainable housing dedicated to fulfilling the convergence of historically inspired design, next generation green products with ultra-efficient manufacturing methodologies. The end result represents the advent of the New Old Green ModularŽ (NOGMŽ) home. New World Home works closely with homeowners, developers, builders and an increasing array of organizations, including academic institutions, government agencies and non-profit groups, to create regionally appropriate, sustainable housing solutions specifically engineered to optimize home energy performance.
For more information call 800-841-5042 or go to www.newworldhome.com
About U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council is a nonprofit membership organization whose vision is a sustainable built environment within a generation. Its membership includes corporations, builders, universities, government agencies and other nonprofit organizations. Since USGBC's founding in 1993, the Council has grown to more than 14,500 member companies and organizations. It has a comprehensive family of LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) green building rating systems, an expansive educational offering, the industry's popular Greenbuild International Conference and Expo and a network of 77 local chapters, affiliates and organizing groups.
For more information go to www.usgbc.org
About LEEDŽ For Homes
LEEDŽ for Homes, is a third-party certification system for high-performance green homes. Developed and administered by USGBC, LEED for Homes awards points to projects in seven categories of environmental performance: Location & Linkages, Sustainable Sites, Water Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, Energy & Atmosphere, Homeowner Awareness and Innovation and Design.
For more information go to For more information go to www.usgbc.org/homes