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New World Home: Beautiful, Classic, Green

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ew World Home is a company that has made a name for itself by working to build a better “green” home while also changing the way people think about modular homes. The East End of Long Island has been pushing an agenda of “green” solutions to further reduce one’s carbon footprint or impact on the environment for a long time. The notion of generating green energy, reducing waste and constructing a home that complies with modern environmental standards are all aspects of going “green.” Often, modular homes are extremely modernlooking and just don’t fit in a particular neighborhood that’s home to some of the more classical examples of Long Island architecture. That’s where New World Home steps in. By building sustainable, green modular homes that put an emphasis on location

and history, a client can design and build a home that aesthetically fits an area perfectly. “We combine historical design with best-in-class products from around the world and merge them into a factory setting to manufacture our houses,” said Tyler Schmetterer, founder and CEO of New World Home. “We spent the first three years of our company in research and development. We wanted to create something that was truly unique in terms of housing performance. We pay attention to what the Germans, the Japanese and the Scandinavians are doing in terms of cutting-edge tech and developments and glean as much as we could from their practices toward green housing.” New World Home is looking to expand into Southampton, fresh off winning Country Living Magazine’s House of the Year in 2012. “One of the things we realized was that this country is generations behind in terms of the rest of the advanced world in

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home design and manufacturing. Modular housing and pre-fab housing isn’t necessarily a new idea. Our industry is sort of its own worst enemy. Over the past 30 years or so, they’ve really created a stigma as to what modular housing is,” Schmetterer said. “We basically threw that out and decided to stick to the integrity of our designs and the architectural authenticity of our designs and make the factories conform to them.” New World Home goes through a lot of research and painstaking detail in assembling a home for a customer. By complying with modern regulations and paying attention to indoor air quality and other green factors, New World Home strives to make good on their promise of home-energy optimization. “Our homes are produced in half the time and most importantly perform far better in terms of energy efficiency. On average, our homeowners are saving around 60% of their home’s energy. That’s without incorporating solar or other renewable energy developments. We believe that our clients shouldn’t have to rely on exotic technology to get the most out of their energy needs.” Through a process of reverse-engineering, New World Home has put together the concepts of what makes a perfect house. In the end, it didn’t boil down to what kind of lumber was used to construct the home, the process went into such details as to the minutia of bonding agents, glues and all the chemicals that can seep into our homes. All of this relates to indoor air quality. New World Home constructs their modular designs without any kind of negative air-quality agents like formaldehyde. “There’s new projects coming out every day that are formaldehyde-free. It’s really an amazing time, we’re always looking to utilize new products.” A recent project in Bridgehampton, upon first glance, looks like any other in the region. The home is beautiful, classy and understated. It’s also entirely pre-fab, modular and green. “We work with the customer to develop a house that looks like its been there for 150 years. That’s very important for us in terms of the architectural responsibility. We’re not just cramming a house in there because we’re trying to make a statement or because it looks good. There’s a social responsibility there, too. There’s a community responsibility. The house should look like it belongs.” For more information, visit New World Home’s website, newworldhome.com.

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