Green Manufactured Home Building Standards + Energy Star Certification Saves Money and Protects Environment
When a modern new high quality manufactured home is built for a homebuyer, sustainable decisions are made throughout the entire process that ensures a minimal environmental impact and offers an overall better use of energy, materials, and natural resources.
The inherent manufactured home factory construction process boosts numerous green benefits in every home produced. The efficient use and less waste of materials, along with the environmentally controlled indoor atmosphere of the building facility, results in more durable homes than many competing site-built homes of similar styles.
In addition, buyers of today’s modern manufactured homes have green choices when ordering homes customized based upon their likes and needs, including enhanced energy efficiency such as ENERGY STAR–labeled manufactured homes and modular homes for additional savings in owning and operating a home.
What is an ENERGY STAR Certified Manufactured Home?
An ENERGY STAR certified manufactured home is a home that has been designed, produced, and installed by the manufacturer/retailer to meet ENERGY STAR requirements for energy efficiency. Each ENERGY STAR certified manufactured home is inspected while it’s being built in the factory and during on-site installation to verify it meets ENERGY STAR standards for energy efficiency.
ENERGY STAR is a government-backed program that helps us all to save money and protect the environment with energy-efficient products and homes. Whether you are looking to replace old appliances, remodel your old home, or purchase a new manufactured home, ENERGY STAR can help.
(ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are all registered trademarks owned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency).
Benefits of Owning an ENERGY STAR Certified Manufactured Home
On the outside. Your ENERGY STAR certified Manufactured home may not look any different from other site-built or manufactured home, But you will feel the difference in your comfort, and see it in your bank account.
LESS EXPENSIVE TO RUN: An ENERGY STAR certified manufactured home uses substantially less energy for heating, cooling and water heating than a standard manufactured home. Homeowners can expect to save hundreds of dollars each year on utility bills.
MORE COMFORTABLE: More properly installed energy-efficient improvements, such as increased insulation, tightly sealed air ducts and ENERGY STAR certified windows, provide better protection against heat, cold, cold drafts, and noise.
BETTER VALUE: Appraisers and lenders recognize the value of ENERGY STAR certified homes at the time of sale.
GOOD FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: The energy used in your home is most often generated from the burning of fossil fuel by power plants, which contributes to smog, acid rain, and greenhouse gas emissions. So the less energy we use at home, the less air pollution we generate. This creates a better environment for everyone, now and generations to come.
(If you are in the market to purchase a new manufactured home, be sure to look for the one that has earned the ENERGY STAR label. Every ENERGY STAR certified manufactured home receives a blue ENERGY STAR label, usually on the home’s electrical panel or next to its HUD data plate),
For more information on the cost savings and advantages of an ENERGY STAR certified manufactured home, click “Kit HomeBuilders West and ENERGY STAR Low Energy Living in a High Comfort Home”