The Alternative Consumer has a story out on New World Home’s new collaboration with Country Living Magazine. An excerpt:

Well who would have thought that a modular home might provide an eco-friendly solution to suburbia’s lack of identity, New World Home and Hearst Magazines announced today a partnership for the Country Living Collection of historically inspired “country” modular homes that feature USGBC LEED® certification.

Moving forward by looking back – New World Home – a developer of sustainable housing, has created a line of new green modular homes that are a convergence of historically inspired design, next generation green products and practices and a highly efficient manufacturing process.

And this from PRNewswire:

New World Home, a rapidly growing developer of sustainable housing, is dedicated to fulfilling the convergence of historically inspired design, next generation green products and practices and ultra-efficient manufacturing technologies to produce the New Old Green Modular® (NOGM®) home platform. The Country Living Collection will offer homeowners classic country style and a high performance home that exceeds the building industry’s most stringent green standards.

Country Living is one of the most successfully licensed brands in the Hearst portfolio and we are thrilled about this partnership with New World Home,” says Brown. “We know that Country Living consumers are passionate about the environment and these homes will enable each of them to experience affordable green living and the County Living brand no matter where they live.”

The number one selling home magazine on newsstands, Country Living reaches more than 11 million consumers per month with approachable lifestyle content on decorating, gardening, entertaining, travel and more.

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The First USGBC LEED Platinum Factory-Built Home in New York State now for Sale

Bob Vila weighs in on green modular homes proclaiming that, “modular homes not only offer a green alternative to site-built homes, some builders are soaring far beyond eco-friendliness to new heights of sustainability”.

One cutting-edge modular home company is merging traditional design with state-of-the-art green elements. New World Home was co-founded in 2007 by Tyler Schmetterer and is based in New York City with an office in Atlanta.

COO Schmetterer says there are two primary differences between the company’s New Old Green Modular™ (NOGM™) home and an ordinary modular home. “First, a NOGM™ is based on a historically inspired traditional design that evokes the spirit of the past while respectfully integrating all of the modern conveniences and amenities afforded by the 21st century,” he says. “Second, a NOGM™ home utilizes a whole-systems approach to design, incorporating the most stringent green standards, products and practices in the industry. As a result, a New Old Green Modular™ home approaches USGBC LEED for Home Platinum certification directly out of the factory.”


The Long Island local press has noticed the new green modular home that has quickly emerged in the neighborhood.


New World Home erected the first LEED certified “green” modular home in the Hamptons this week, piecing together the six-part house on Hunting Avenue in East Hampton in a matter of hours.

The home was split into six separate pieces, the four corners of the building and two roof sections, were brought in from Windgate, PA. The home was built with a “whole-systems approach,” according to New World Home’s Marketing Manager Alexis Karetzky, “It was reverse engineered with a green perspective in mind.”

The East Hampton Star:

“Once we hit production, they’re in the house in 100 days,” Mr. Schmetterer said. “The boxes come 90 percent complete to the site.” There, local contractors take over. In the Litwins’ case, Mark and Justine Dubrow of Dubrow Enterprises in Southampton are overseeing all the on-site work.

“We think our niche in the market is very underserved,” Mr. Schmetterer said. The company’s goal, he said, is to “reduce any green premiums down to zero, so there is no premium to consumers for living in a green home.”

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Environmental Building News profiles New World Home in its January issue, an excerpt:

New World Homes may be unique in its use of reclaimed materials. Larry Greene, who purchased a NOGM home in Livingston Manor, New York (in the Catskills), fell in love with the place in part because of the antique fireplaces and lighting fixtures he found. “Your first impression is that this is an old house that has been carefully looked after,” he told EBN. Since each home is customized according to a homeowner’s needs, such materials can be found and incorporated in much the same way as in a site-built home.

When Greene purchased his home, he was only marginally interested in the green aspects. “The real measure for me was whether this was a house I could see myself in,” he said. After learning about the green features of the house, however, he has fully embraced them and even changed some of his behaviors. “A house like this creates a beneficial mandate: I’m sensitive about what sorts of cleaners I use and I take pride in the fact that I have weeds in my lawn,” he told EBN.

Read the entire article here.


EVHA People's Choice Awards

The International Builder’s Show is quickly approaching and New World Home has been nominated to receive the EVHA 2010 People’s Choice Housing Award.  People’s Choice voting is open until Tuesday, January 12, 2010 and we need YOUR VOTE!

Vote for New World Home

Please vote by clicking on Vote for New World Home or look for People’s Choice Award in the left column at New World Home is “Finalist #2” so be sure to vote for the right home!

Winners will be recognized with an award at the 2010 Energy Value Housing Award Banquet during the 2010 International Builders Show held January 19-22, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada. With your help New World Home can win this award so please vote!

Finalist #2

EVHA People's Choice Awards

The Energy Value Housing Award (EVHA) recognizes builders who successfully integrate energy efficiency into all aspects of new home production, as exemplified by a specific home. Through educational programs and national media coverage, the award promotes increased awareness of the value of energy efficiency among home builders, homebuyers, and others within the new-home market.


Neighborhood Fit: Traditional styling combined with a high level of performance is expected to appeal to a wider audience and enable New World Homes to fit seamlessly into existing infill locations.

Rich Binsacca of writes that “New World Home offers traditional house styles that combine off-site building with high-level performance.” An excerpt:

Modular housing accounted for only about 3 percent of new homes built last year, but the founders of start-up New World Home think they have the formula to push their version of off-site construction into the mainstream.

Simply, co-founders Mark Jupiter and Tyler Schmetterer have combined a vast library of traditional home styles with a spec list that uses LEED for Home Platinum as a benchmark. New World houses are “LEED-certifiable,” says Jupiter, and at a minimum are designed to achieve HERS ratings below 50 and reduce energy use by half and water consumption by perhaps 20,000 gallons a year, among other benefits. “This is architecturally accessible green building,” he says, as opposed to modern-styled homes that seem to dominate the übergreen landscape. “Our homes are designed to fit in and deliver a very high level of performance.”

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The featured article in James Hardie’s Streetscapes Library this month is about New World Home and its goal to have a national presence for its LEED® certified homes. An excerpt:

The company’s assembly lines, strategically located around the country, are fine-tuned for efficiency and green home innovation. Modular units are constructed with spray foam insulated walls, water-saving fixtures and water heaters, advanced framing techniques to reduce waste (using sustainably harvested wood), non-added formaldehyde cabinets, doors and trim, low-E windows, and ENERGY STAR rated appliances.

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Ecomii, a green building and remodeling blog, visited the GreenBuild International Conference and Expo in Phoenix, Arizona last week and chose New World Home as their #1 green product for homes. An excerpt:

This years’ 2009 GreenBuild International Conference and Expo drew more than 27,000 architects, developers, builders & innovators, making it clear that a movement is well underway.

Rick Fedrizzi, CEO and a founder of the organization that started it, the United States Green Building Council, or USGBC, spoke to a packed house at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona last week. ”We have the power to make choices that will fundamentally change the environment and people’s lives for the better.”

GreenBuild’s keynote speaker this year, Vice President and climate change activist Al Gore, reiterated Fedrizzi’s sentiment and encouraged all Greenbuilders to stay on track and be proud of their efforts that will undoubtedly be felt by the next generation.