New World Home Goes Platinum in New York With Two Historic Green Milestones
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Achievements Include: NEW YORK, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- For the second time this year, New World Home has achieved a historic milestone in green housing by obtaining LEED(R) for Homes Platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC). The company has created the first factory-built home in New York State to earn LEED Platinum certification, as well as the first home of any type in New York to earn the prestigious Platinum rating without the need for any costly renewable energy sources, such as solar panels, wind turbines or geothermal systems. The home is one of only two to ever obtain LEED Platinum certification in New York. The New World Home project, located in Youngsville, Sullivan County, also earned ENERGY STAR(R) certification. "Earlier in the year, we attained LEED Platinum certification for one of our homes in Atlanta, and we are extremely excited to replicate that achievement here in New York," says Mark Jupiter, Co-Founder and President of the Product Division for New World Home. "It reinforces our ability to deliver quality green homes that are so efficient at a core level that they don't require the use of renewable energy sources. "This particular house will have solar panels installed, but we again proved we can achieve LEED Platinum certification without them," adds Mr. Jupiter. "When the 5kW solar panels on this home are installed and activated, actual energy consumption requirements will decrease even further." Some of the most significant features of the New York house are its tight construction, thermal envelope, efficient mechanicals and eye for detail, says Karla Donnelly, LEED for Homes rater at Steven Winter Associates, sustainability specialists and LEED Provider. "This is one of the tightest homes we've tested, and a tight thermal envelope will help this home's occupant reduce energy consumption by half compared to having been built to the current building code. The installed photovoltaic (PV) array will provide an additional 15% savings beyond the already established 50% savings." The Platinum certified home in Youngsville, NY showcases one of New World Home's traditional and regionally-derived American designs. According to Tyler Schmetterer, the company's other Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer, the underlying essence of a New World Home is that it aligns perfectly with the surrounding design vernacular, while simultaneously representing one of the greenest residential structures available in the country today. "Our historic green accomplishments in Atlanta and New York have set the foundation for additional LEED Platinum certified housing throughout the country," says Mr. Schmetterer. "We have the expertise to design and produce the greenest, factory-built homes on the market today. The New York design center is just one more example of what we can achieve for homeowners and developers, who seek beautifully designed, environmentally-advanced and energy-efficient homes," Mr. Schmetterer says. The company's trademarked New Old Green Modular(R) (NOGM(R)) design platform incorporates a holistic approach to historically inspired green building that garners a minimum 50 percent savings annually. The NOGM(R) process results in homes built to exacting standards in less than 100 days from the start of production. It also provides a healthier indoor environment and saves homeowners significant money on electricity, water, maintenance, heating and cooling expenses. The homes are constructed with lumber from sustainably harvested forests certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and include ultra efficient HVAC systems and low or no-VOC (volatile organic compound) paints, adhesives and finishes. Other base features of NOGM(R) homes include: -- Spray foam insulated walls and rafters creating an air-tight thermal envelope -- Watersense fixtures, home-run plumbing and a tankless water heater that reduces annual water usage by 40 percent -- Low-E, argon-filled, dual pane, energy efficient windows that reduce air leakage -- Pre-cast, insulated, moisture resistant concrete foundation that reduces the potential for mold and mildew growth -- Advanced framing techniques that significantly reduce waste as well as thermal bridging energy loss -- Maintenance-free fiber cement exterior siding that will not rot or warp and is flame and insect resistant -- Non-Added Formaldehyde cabinets, floors and trim -- ENERGY STAR(R) rated doors, windows, roof, ceiling fans and appliances -- And much more . . . About New World Home New World Home's primary mission is to converge traditional home design with next generation green technologies and highly efficient modular manufacturing methodologies representing the advent of the New Old Green Modular(R) (NOGM(R)) home. A New World Home is respectful of our country's rich architectural heritage and mindful of the world's increasingly fragile environment. Customers have the unique ability to obtain a historically inspired, green home that is manufactured, transported, erected and finished in less than 100 days from the start of production. Additional information is available by calling 800-841-5042 or online at www.newworldhome.com (photos available on request). About the 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(R) 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, visit www.usgbc.org. About LEED(R) for Homes LEED(R) 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, visit www.thegreenhomeguide.org. SOURCE New World Home Jeannette Boccini, LVM Group Inc., +1-212-499-6566, email@example.com, for New World Home
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