Atlanta, Georgia - New World Home, a project aimed to combine traditional home design with green technologies, has been awarded LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Homes Platinum certification by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) for outstanding achievement in green home-building, a 15 June statement said.
The project uses a variety of green technologies, such as spray foam insulated walls and rafters used to create an air-tight thermal envelope, the statement said. New World Home provides a "healthier indoor environment" and saves homeowners money with ongoing electricity, water, maintenance, heating and cooling expenses, the statement added.
Located in East Cobb County, Georgia, New World Home is the first home of any type to receive the certification in the state designed without the need for renewable energy sources. The home has also earned EarthCraft Gold certification and National Green Building Certification Gold from the NAHB Research Center. (RD)