ENERGY STAR Update - March 8, 2006
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ENERGY STAR Update - March 8, 2006


March 8, 2006

Plants Building ENERGY STAR® Homes

Two months into the new year, 30 plants across the nation (see map) have swung into production of ENERGY STAR homes. Several home manufacturers have committed to 100% ENERGY STAR production and others are selling ENERGY STAR as a standard feature in many of their best selling models. For a complete list of plants shipping ENERGY STAR qualified homes, click on the following link:

MHRA congratulates the following plants on building at least 100 ENERGY STAR homes this year.

·         Colony Homes – Shippensville, PA

·         Commodore Homes – Clarion, PA

·         Pine Grove Manufactured Homes – Pine Grove, PA

IRS Issues Rules on Federal Tax Credits

The Energy Policy Act of 2005 permits producers of manufactured homes to qualify for a $1,000 tax credit by building ENERGY STAR qualified manufactured homes. IRS Form 8908 Energy Efficient Home Credit is now available. To download the form, select it from the list on the IRS web site:,,id=97817,00.html. For questions on claiming the tax credit, contact Sherri Cabrera at the Manufactured Housing Institute: 703-558-0659 or

Order ENERGY STAR Marketing Materials

Reminder – ENERGY STAR marketing materials are now available. Click on the following link to download an order form:

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