New Requirements for
Qualified Windows, Doors and Skylights
January 4, 2010, windows, doors and skylights must meet
new performance requirements to qualify for ENERGY STAR.
ENERGY STAR qualified windows are required for modular homes
to comply with the national builder option package. Visit
EPA's website www.energystar.gov/index.cfm?c=windows_doors.pr_windows
to learn more about the new requirements. (This change does
not impact ENERGY STAR manufactured (HUD-code) homes.)
Tax Credits for Energy
Snowe (ME) has introduced legislation that, if passed,
will provide a federal tax credit of up to $5,000 for
homes that exceed the requirements of the IECC by 50%.
SBRA is working on an option that would tie the new requirements
to ENERGY STAR compliance. If the proposed legislation
passes, ENERGY STAR manufactured homes would qualify for
a $1,500 tax credit, an increase from the current $1,000
credit. Watch this space for developments.
Sign up for the ENERGY
STAR Modular Home Program
EPA's designated National Quality Assurance Provider for
modular homes, SBRA now oversees the program for qualifying
modular homes for the ENERGY STAR label. The simplified
compliance process developed by SBRA, in cooperation with
EPA and industry stakeholders, is tailored specifically
to modular building and quality control practices. Joining
the ENERGY STAR Modular Home program is easy. Visit SBRA's
to learn about the many advantages of the ENERGY STAR Modular
more information about the ENERGY STAR program for modular
homes, contact Gwynne Koch, SBRA ENERGY STAR Program Coordinator,
at (212) 496-0900 x12 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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