New World Home will be hosting a media briefing and tour of its LEED Platinum rated factory built home in Marietta, Ga., on July 1, 2009. The home is the first LEED Platinum factory-built home in Georgia as well as the first home that achieved LEED Platinum status without the use of renewable energy sources.

Achieving LEED Platinum certification is not an easy feat. Earning a LEED Platinum without using wind turbines, solar panels or other renewable energy products is difficult, at best. However, New World Home has used a variety of eco-friendly products and design measures to ensure that their factory built home reached the highest level in the LEED rating system.

“This home brings green living to its highest level,” says Mark Jupiter, co-founder and president of the Product Division for New World Home. “It also reflects our mission to provide traditional-style houses that incorporate a ‘whole systems’ design approach that results in a minimum 50 percent energy savings annually, reduces water consumption by thousands of gallons a year, provides a nontoxic indoor environment for the occupants and will save homeowners thousands of dollars a year in maintenance costs starting from day one.”  Source: New World Home

The company used spray foam insulation in the walls and rafters, watersense fixtures, energy efficient windows, EnergyStar products and much more.  The company uses a New Old Green Modular (NOGM) design platform. All of the models in the NOGM trademarked design series start out with a LEED for Homes base certification. This ensures that homeowners save money on energy costs, while doing their part to keep toxic products out of the environment.

The media event begins at 4:30 p.m. and includes a video presentation, a question-and-answer period, the presentation of the LEED for Homes Platinum certification award, a tour of the home and a reception. For more information on the event, contact Alisa Chambers at (404) 659-0919.

Photo: New World Home

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