Energy-saving features built right in
Looking at a new manufactured home is a smart choice for your budget, but looking for an ENERGY STAR® certified home is even better. These homes are carefully constructed to deliver greater savings, comfort and value.
What’s in an ENERGY STAR home?
Looking for a contemporary home that’s built to deliver savings, comfort and value? Choose an ENERGY STAR® certified home and start saving today.
ENERGY STAR certification requires specific built-in features that reduce energy use and increase comfort. Certified homes are far more efficient than homes built to code, which can save you hundreds of dollars a year on energy costs.
- Better insulation: Increased levels of insulation in the ceiling, walls and floors help keep your home comfortable year-round.
- Efficient windows: In an ENERGY STAR home, the windows have a lower U-factor, meaning they insulate better. More efficient windows are also resistant to condensation and moisture build-up, which helps prevent mold and mildew.
- Efficient water heating: Water heaters have a higher energy factor (EF) to deliver hot water more efficiently.
- Efficient space heating: High-efficiency heating systems use less energy, helping you save on energy costs.
- Building tightness: Cracks around windows and doors, and holes drilled for plumbing and electrical are well-sealed to prevent indoor air from escaping the home.
Go further with an eco-rated home
A manufactured home with eco-rated certification goes beyond ENERGY STAR standards. The home must use efficient lighting in primary lighting areas. The latest in efficient window technology—as indicated on the NFRC labels must be installed. Heating & cooling equipment must perform at higher efficiencies. And finally, the ductwork of every home must be tested to ensure it is tight. Advanced features of eco-rated homes include:
- Further increased energy efficiency
- Low volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and quality exhaust systems for healthier indoor air
- Material resource efficiency
- Environmentally responsible construction practices
- Enhanced water efficiency