A few months after receiving LEED Platinum in Georgia, New World Home has now received Platinum certification for this home in Youngsville, New York. It's the first manufactured home in New York to receive the certification and the first home of any type in the state to receive the same level of certification without needing solar panels, wind turbines, or a geothermal system. Like the Georgia home, this one accomplishes the task with non-exotic things like tight construction, efficient mechanicals, and green materials.
New World Home uses a design platform that they call New Old Green Modular (NOGM). NOGM combines traditional design with green building to produce homes in about 100 days that are a minimum of 50% more efficient than commonly built homes. They're designed to save homeowners money on electricity, water, maintenance, heating, and cooling expenses.
With this house, there's spray foam insulation, Watersense fixtures, a tankless water heater, energy-efficient windows, advanced framing, low-maintenance fiber cement siding, and no added formaldehyde free cabinets, floors, and trim. And a 5 kW solar photovoltaic system will be installed soon to save an additional 15% of energy beyond the current savings.
Tyler Schmetter, the company's co-founder and COO, said in a press release, "We have the expertise to design and produce the greenest, factory-built homes on the market today." It's hard to disagree … in the traditional home market, New World Home certainly seems to have a good thing going.
Photo credits: New World Home.