KIT Custom Homebuilders and ENERGY STAR: Low-Energy Living in a High Comfort Home
The Pacific Northwest is probably the geographical area in the U.S. that is most dedicated to energy conservation and the importance of “going green.” KIT Custom Homebuilders—and the manufactured housing industry at large—are also taking part in the effort to preserve our natural resources with ENERGY STAR, and the added benefits to customers are significant energy savings and an even more comfortable home.
The production efficiency of manufactured housing construction combined with factory enhancements to the building envelope, air distribution, and heating and cooling systems results in lower initial and long-term home ownership costs. The ENERGY STAR labeling program further enhances and builds upon these energy-saving concepts.
KIT Custom Homebuilders has been building high quality, energy efficient manufactured and modular homes in the Northwest for many years. In addition to the production efficiencies inherent with factory-built home construction, KIT Custom Homebuilders is proud to offer customers one of the first steps they can easily take toward owning a “greener” home—ENERGY STAR certified factory-built homes.
What is ENERGY STAR?
Jointly administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, ENERGY STAR is a voluntary labeling program designed to identify energy efficient products to consumers. KIT Custom Homebuilders ENERGY STAR certified manufactured homes are designed to be 30% more energy efficient than a comparable traditional home site-built to the Model Energy Code.
Why Choose ENERGY STAR?
Save money — When you consider your home’s total operating cost (mortgage plus utilities), the energy efficient KIT ENERGY STAR certified manufactured home saves money every month through lower utility costs. Some homeowners report monthly energy savings that pay for ENERGY STAR features within the first 20 to 24 months of home ownership.
Save more money — Energy Star financing partners offer incentives like cash back at closing, interest discounts, or fee waivers. In addition, some utility companies promote special programs designed to encourage reduced energy consumption through energy efficiency.
Make more money — When the time comes to sell your manufactured home, studies have shown that energy efficient homes earn a much higher resale value than average homes.
Make your home more comfortable — Properly installed and inspected insulation in floors, walls, and ceilings provides even temperatures throughout the home. This results in reduced energy use and dramatically enhances the comfort of the homeowner.
Preserve the environment — When a manufactured home built by KIT Custom Homebuilders is delivered, it can be up to 95% complete upon arrival at site. The minimal on-site construction generates only a fraction of the waste associated with conventional site-built home construction.
KIT Custom Homebuilders & ENERGY STAR
Investing in an ENERGY STAR certified manufactured home from KIT Custom Homebuilders saves you money throughout the life of of your home, and assures comfort and shelter from the sometimes harsh weather of the Pacific Northwest. KIT Custom Homebuilders, an ENERGY STAR partner, makes the choice easy by offering ENERGY STAR performance levels for every manufactured home they build.
KIT Custom Homebuilders is the most prominent and respected builder of manufactured and modular homes in the Pacific Northwest. In business since 1945, KIT has been a pioneer in building energy efficient, environmentally friendly homes from their manufacturing facility in Caldwell, Idaho for decades.
KIT Custom Homebuilders distributes their manufactured and modular homes via a large network of trusted independent retailers throughout Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Utah, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Northern California.
Visit KIT Custom Homebuilders on the web at kitwest.com.