MANUFACTURED HOME NEWS BRIEFS – Skyline Homes Most Trusted Home Builder – Manufactured Home Shipments Decrease in November – Update on New Energy Star Standards
SKYLINE HOMES MOST TRUSTED MANUFACTURED HOME BUILDER
Source: LIFE STORY – Customers have selected Skyline Homes as America’s Most Trusted Manufactured Home Builder for the third year in a row. Among 41,918 consumers surveyed about manufactured homes in the Lifestory Research’s 2023 American Trust Study recently released, Skyline was ranked highest.
Skyline Homes captured the highest Net Quotient score (100.5) among home shoppers and earned the #1 ranking in the 2023 Lifestory Research America’s Most Trusted study. Brands included in the final rankings were nationally recognized by people actively shopping for a manufactured home. Manufactured home builder brands in the national ranking include Skyline Homes, Cavco Homes, Genesis Homes, Legacy Housing, Chariot Eagle, Fairmont Homes, Clayton Homes, Palm Harbor Homes, Champion Homes, and Fleetwood Homes.
HUD CODE HOMES SHIPMENTS WERE DOWN 7.9 PERCENT IN NOVEMBER, UP 8.9 PERCENT COMPARED TO THE SAME YEAR-TO-DATE PERIOD LAST YEAR
Source: MHI Monthly Economic Report – In November 2022, 7,998 new manufactured homes were shipped, a decrease of 687 homes or 7.9 percent compared to October 2022, and a decrease 0f 1,062 homes or 11.7 percent compared to November 2021. Compared with the same month last year, shipments of both single-section and multi-section homes were down, by 6.0 percent and 16.3 percent respectively. Total floors shipped in November were 12,262, a decrease of 1,915 floors or 13.5 percent compared with the same month last year.
Cumulative shipments from January through November 2022 totaled 106,454 compared with 97,745 homes for the same eleven months of 2021, a net increase of 8.9 percent.
NEW ENERGY STAR STANDARDS FOR MANUFACTURED HOMES INCORPORATE MHI’S RECOMMENDATIONS. THE IMPLEMENTATION DATE REMAINS MAY 31, 2023
Source: MHI Policy and Research News – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published updated changes to the Energy Star Manufactured New Home program to address the DOE’s new energy efficiency standards for manufactured homes. Prior to publishing the new standards, MHI submitted recommendations to EPA about the proposed changes several of which the Agency incorporated including a compliance outline for homes with both gas and electric heating units, removing the mandatory use of low-flow bathroom faucets and showerheads for all certified manufactured homes, eliminating the requirement that attic ducts be “fully buried” in insulation, and adjusting the window U-factor for climate zone 3. However, the EPA did not align the implementation date for the new standards with the DOE’s new energy efficiency standards, as requested by MHI. The implementation period for new manufactured homes under these new standards remains May 31, 2023. Regardless of whether the compliance date for DOE’s Energy Rule is delayed.