December 12, 2007
Draft ENERGY STAR® Protocol for
Modular Homes Open for Public Comment
is an important and growing segment of the residential market,
and ENERGY STAR is a valuable marketing tool for modular builders.
However, many modular builders have found the current procedures
for qualifying homes for the ENERGY STAR label expensive and
difficult to complete.
To encourage more modular companies to embrace ENERGY STAR,
MHRA, working under an agreement with the US EPA, has developed
an alternative compliance protocol. The protocol was designed
to work with the modular building process, streamlining and
simplifying the steps to qualify for the ENERGY STAR label.
In developing the new protocol, MHRA worked closely with modular
builders, experts in the energy field and other ENERGY STAR
A draft of the alternative compliance process is available
for review and comment. The deadline for comments is December
31, 2007. The alternative process will be launched in
To download the
draft protocol, click here.
For questions, please contact Jordan Dentz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENERGY STAR® for
Manufactured Homes Program Update
More than 10,000
ENERGY STAR qualified manufactured homes have been built since
the energy efficiency tax credit was passed, generating around
$10 million in tax credits for those participating
manufacturers. Across the nation, 70 plants are now
actively building ENERGY STAR homes.
MHRA welcomes these
plants to the ENERGY STAR for Manufactured Homes program:
- Liberty Homes of Syracuse, IN
- Skyline Homes of Leola, PA
- Skyline Homes of Ephrata, PA
- Skyline Homes of Fair Haven, VT
These plants have
recently been qualified to produce ENERGY STAR manufactured
homes. For a complete list of plants offering ENERGY STAR
homes, visit www.mhrahome.org/pages/plantslist.aspx
For questions about
the ENERGY STAR for Manufactured Homes program, please contact
Gwynne Koch at email@example.com.
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