Westchester Homes’ Vineyard House Community Awarded Prestigious LEED Platinum Certification

Posted on Nov 25th, 2015 by Westchester | Posted in: Home Trends

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                             Leading Northeast Manufacturer and Prominent Massachusetts Builder LEED Platinum logo
partner together to build First LEED Platinum Project on Martha’s Vineyard

 

Westchester Modular Homes is pleased to announce with the recent completion of the Vineyard House, a sober living community in Martha’s Vineyard has officially been awarded the highest possible rating of Platinum in the US Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for homes program. The campus was completed in December of 2014 by Squash Meadow Construction, Inc. and Westchester Modular Homes Inc., was certified through a rigorous rating process and achieved enough points to meet the threshold required for platinum certification.

Vineyard House was founded in 1997 to provide a temporary home for alcohol/ drug dependent persons primarily from the Martha’s Vineyard community who need a sober, stable and mutually supportive transitional environment in which to find health and independence. This new facility that received the prestigious Platinum Certification was completed at the end of 2014.

According to the US Green Building Council (USGBC), this is the first platinum certified project ever to be built in Vineyard Haven, MA. The USGBC was founded in 1993 is a non-profit organization that promotes sustainability in how buildings are designed, built, and operated. USGBC is best known for its development of the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) rating system.

A pioneer in green building, Westchester Modular Homes designs and builds residential and multifamily homes and dwellings in-doors in a climate-controlled environment to customers’ precise specifications. These range from modest starter homes to multi-million-dollar projects in a nine-state marketing region from Maine to New Jersey.

 

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Inherently energy-efficient, Westchester Modular Homes maximizes green efficiency by providing such as R-19 wall and R-38 ceiling insulation and Andersen 400 Series Low E glass windows in its standard home specification. The homes feature deep 2 x 6 exterior wall framing that accepts more insulation, and reduced air-infiltration building techniques minimize hot or cold air loss, so energy-conscious owners pay less to heat their homes in winter and cool them in summer.

Westchester also utilizes Computer-aided precision construction thus reducing waste and eliminating any potential mold problems. Individual modules are delivered to the building site with electrical and plumbing systems installed, and typically come with fully installed kitchens and bathrooms. Homes are about 80-percent complete when delivered, reducing the environmental impact to the job site.

Westchester Modular Homes is an Energy Star® Partner and participates in the LEED (Leadership
in Energy and Environmental Design) green building program. Modular units can be built to Energy
Star and LEED-Certified specifications that meet high standards for energy-efficiency and environmentally-friendly construction.

Westchester Modular Homes, Inc. is an Employee Owned Company and is a leader in the production of custom-built, energy-efficient system built modular homes. As a pioneer in the systems-built industry, Westchester Modular Homes evolved into an industry innovator in design, customization, craftsmanship and green building practices.

The company markets homes through a network of independent builders in a nine-state area including New England, New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Headquartered in Wingdale, New York, the company was established in 1986.

For further information about green building by Westchester Modular Homes and how you can receive a personalized factory tour please call toll-free at 800-832-3888 or contact John Colucci, VP Sales and Marketing, jcolucci@westchestermodular.com.

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