New World Home – Changing the Housing Industry in America for the Better
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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