Bob Vila on Green Modular Homes

February 10, 2009

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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 Mark Jupiter 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.”

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