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.”
“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.”