New World Home is currently building a family residence for the former head of the EPA and Governor of New Jersey, Christie Todd Whitman. The Whitman family selected New World Home because of their innovative and sustainable housing solution.

“We’ve been searching the market for many years for an authentic green modular housing company that incorporates traditional architecture,” says Governor Whitman. “My family and I were very excited when we connected with New World home, since the company is clearly making great strides in transforming the homebuilding industry.”

The family is building a custom designed home that is currently on target to be the first USGBC LEED® Platinum and NAHB Emerald factory-built home in New Jersey. Christie Whitman’s daughter, Kate Whitman Annis, and her family will be occupying the home in early March 2011. This project will also be the first house of any type in the state to achieve Platinum and Emerald certification without relying upon the use of any renewable energy sources, such as solar panels, geothermal systems or wind turbines.

Literally interpreting the ancient adage, “we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children”, the Whitmans consider their New World Home an exciting family project. Upon completion, the homestead will be purchased by the Governor’s daughter and son-in-law who will raise three of Christie’s grandchildren in a healthy and eco-conscious environment.

To read the full press release click here


New World Home’s Essential Housing® Program is off to a great start in Atlanta, GA! See what the Green Building Chronicle has to say about our first Essential Housing® Model Center:

A community nonprofit and a modular green homebuilder have a joint message for Atlanta residents: Sustainable housing isn’t just for the well-healed eco-ratti anymore.

This model house in Reynoldstown is supposed to demonstrate that. It’s a joint effort between Atlanta-based Resources for Residents and Communities, which is assembling land and financing for a dozen similar houses (also in Reynoldstown), and New World Home, which has made a bit of a splash nationally by assembling LEED-certified, traditionally designed, high-end custom homes in a factory. JPMorgan Chase donated the land for the first house from a foreclosed property.

This is the first home designed to be affordable, durable, healthy, energy and water efficient that has been architecturally inspired by the historic neighborhood of Reynoldstown,” New World Certification Director David Hunt writes in an email. “It represents a new look at affordable housing. The products selected have been chosen for their low impact on the environment, local production, promotion of healthy indoor air (no off-gassing), and energy and water efficiencies.”

New World Home's Essential Housing Collection's First Model Center

New World Home's Essential Housing Collection's First Model Center

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New World Home - The Greenest Homes in the Country

The Hudson - Country Living's 2010 House of the Year

Photographer and blogger Lawrence Braun of Lawrence Braun Imaging came across New World Home at the recent opening of the Country Living 2010 House of the Year at Crystal Springs Resort and shared his thoughts on the New Old Green Modular housing platform:

“I had believed that other than building an earthship (yikes!), utilizing alternative energy was the only way to have a truly sustainable home. Power from the sun, wind and running water is wonderful and should never be overlooked, but as someone trying to scrape together enough cash to buy their first and very modest home, the initial costs of solar voltaic panels and wind turbines are just plain prohibitive. But New World Home is making very affordable houses that achieve the highest levels of energy and natural resource conservation, (USGBC, LEED and LEED Platinum, NAHB and EarthCraft House to name a few) by virtue of their design and construction alone. And who knows, maybe after a few years of accruing money saved from minimal utility bills, you’ll buy a solar array after all.

Learn how New World Home builds the Greenest Homes in the Country by taking a tour of our Education Center located at Crystal Springs Resort.

Our 'whole-systems' approach to building incoporates the greenest products and practices from around the country

To this end, New World Home is trying to revolutionize the housing industry. The company was built to solve the problem of producing homes that are environmentally sustainable, impeccably constructed and visually inspiring while remaining affordable for the average buyer. They call their solution “historical green convergence”, the melding of classic American architectural designs to cutting-edge residential construction techniques. Aesthetically, their homes are born of architectural styles such as American Colonial, Georgian and Dutch Colonial, that are then adapted to the visions of iconic American naturalists like Ansel Adams, Emily Dickinson, Henry David Thoreau and Thomas Edison. The aim is a home that is brand new, yet blends so completely into the regional landscape, that it could be mistaken for a historic landmark.” 

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Green to the Scene recently reported on New World Home‘s affordable green housing project that is currently being developed in partnership with Resources for Residents and Communities (RRC):

This New Old Green Modular Home was set in one day
On Tuesday, New World Home “placed” what will become the model home for a 14 home subdivision called Legacy Pointe in the Reynoldstown neighborhood of Atlanta. Notice I said “placed” and not “began construction”. That’s because this home was built in a controlled indoor environment and delivered on a truck straight to the home site. I’ve been to a couple of New World Home’s LEED certified homes in Marietta that were some of the first homes in the LEED for Homes program to reach the Platinum level without using any renewable energy.

The Legacy Pointe neighborhood will include approximately 14 residences reflecting New World Home’s New Old Green Modular® (NOGM®) housing platform. This project was initiated largely in response to a recent Memorandum of Understanding among the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in which they agreed to an unprecedented partnership to advance green, affordable, urban housing that is easily accessible to public transportation.

To read more about this project click here


Armstrong Cabinets teams with New World Home on the 2010 Country Living House of the Year

New World Home is proud to offer Armstrong as our preferred provider of cabinetry. Armstrong’s Origins Series™ combines durability and value along with the environmental benefits of sustainable, low emitting materials. The hardwood plywood used to construct these cabinets uses PureBond®, one of the latest advances in sustainable wood processing. PureBond® utilizes a urea-formaldehyde free, soy based adhesive in the plywood manufacturing process.

CisionWire writes about Armstong Cabinets’ collaboration with New World Home and Country Living Magazine on the 2010 House of the Year:

Armstrong Cabinets is featured in Country Living’s 2010 House of the Year building project, “Home Green Home”. The house, developed by New World Home and designed by Country Living editors, is part of the historically-inspired Country Living Collection of modular homes, which offer attainable green living coupled with classic country style. Home Green Home reflects the magazine’s refined, unfussy point of view and features environmentally responsible products in every room. The home is featured in the November 2010 issue of Country Living magazine.

For the kitchen, Country Living editors selected Armstrong’s Town&Country™ maple door style, a casually elegant look with straight, vertical grooved panels. The editors paired the door with the new eco-friendly Origins™ cabinet that utilizes a urea-formaldehyde free, soy-based adhesive called PureBond®. The hardwood plywood is derived responsibly from managed forests, and then enhanced with a proprietary resin, giving it particularly strong bonding and water-resistance qualities.

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New World Home’s much anticipated feature article in Country Living magazine has just been published and is now available on newsstands across the country. New World Home was selected as the 2010 House of the Year, affectionately called ‘Home Green Home‘, which was unveiled for public display at the World Financial Center in NYC this summer. Pick up a copy, or subscribe to Country Living magazine today to read all about the 2010 House of the Year!
This is only the beginning for New World Home. For the first time ever, anyone can purchase this House of the Year design, one of five in the Country Living Collection available to the public. Contact a New World Home housing specialist today to start building your dream green Country Living home today.

New World Home's 2010 House of the Year, awarded by Country Living magazine, moves to Crystal Springs Resort reports on the Country Living’s 2010 House of the Year, an excerpt:

Following a highly publicized display at the World Financial Center in New York City, Country Living magazine’s 2010 House of the Year has moved to Crystal Springs Resort in Hardyston.

The home has been reassembled at 3621 NJ Route 94 — its new and permanent “country” location — and has just re-opened as the Country Living Green Modular Home Design Center. Surrounded by thousands of acres of preserved woodlands and lakes, the design center will be open to the public daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

New World Home is currently building green homes around the U.S., with the Country Living design center currently on target to earn the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED for Homes Platinum certification, the first of its kind in New Jersey.


The Country Living 2010 House of the Year now at Crystal Springs Resort


The Country Living 2010 House of the Year will be opening this weekend at Crystal Springs Resort in Hardyston, NJ. The Country Living Green Modular Home Collection, designed by New World Home and Country Living magazine, incorporates the greenest products and practices from around the country and reflects the comfortable, warm and inviting style found in the pages of the magazine. The 1,600 square foot “Hudson” cottage, currently on target to receive LEED® for Homes Platinum certification, will be featured in the November issue of the magazine.

There has never been a better time to build a green home at Crystal Springs Resort, surrounded by thousands of acres of preserved woodlands and lakes. Print this email and you will be eligible for a Complimentary Suite Upgrade plus Late 2pm Check-Out at Grand Cascades Lodge!

Attendees will also have the opportunity to enter to win a Weekend Getaway at The Grand Cascades Lodge at Crystal Springs located in Hardyston, New Jersey.

All overnight stays at 4-star Grand Cascades Lodge in Hardyston, NJ include:

– Complimentary access to the one-of-a-kind Biosphere Pool Complex with freeform indoor/outdoor heated pools, water slide, grotto-like Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room

– Complimentary use of the 18-hole natural grass putting course

– Complimentary access to Minerals Sports Club at nearby Minerals Resort including indoor/outdoor heated pools, hot tub, steam room, sauna, 45+ weekly fitness classes, yoga and more!

To learn more about Crystal Springs Resort click here.


There is change in the air. picks up on an important shift in the market for new homes:

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) LEED® 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 LEED® 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.”

2010 House of the Year Virtual Tour

Take a tour of the Country Living 2010 House of the Year while it was on display at the World Financial Center in New York City.

Click here to download the Country Living 2010 House of the Year tour [PDF]