ENERGY STAR Qualified Manufactured Homes|
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- IMPORTANT DATES
What are the important
dates for building and selling homes that qualify for the tax credit?
can be built anytime after August 8, 2005 so long as they are sold to a customer
after January 1, 2006 (IRS will rule on whether the sale may be to the retailer
or to the end customer).
- PLANT CERTIFICATION
can my plant get ready to build ENERGY STAR qualified manufactured homes?
To build ENERGY STAR qualified manufactured homes, a plant must be certified by
an approved plant Certifier. Details are available in ENERGY STAR Labeled Manufactured
Homes: Design, Manufacturing, Installation and Certification Procedures. Download
this document here.
- LABELING HOMES
What labels must be applied to the homes
and where do I get them?
As of November 1, 2005, all ENERGY STAR qualified
manufactured homes must contain an SBRA quality assurance label and an EPA ENERGY
STAR label. Both of these labels are available from SBRA. Download this order
- REPORTING HOMES
Is any reporting required as part of
There is no longer any requirement to report ENERGY STAR
qualified home production to EPA. Plants must use free web-based software known
as the MHRA ENERGY STAR Information Manager to track production. The Information
Manager also may be used to print ENERGY STAR labels and certificates and Site
- PLANT CERTIFIER
an ENERGY STAR plant Certifier do and how do I find one?
have a Certifier of record at all times. The Certifier verifies that plants have
the systems in place to consistently build ENERGY STAR qualified homes. They also
conduct ongoing quality control testing of a sample of homes produced by the plant.
A list of Certifiers is available on the MHRA web site here.
- GETTING OFF THE INACTIVE PLANT LIST
I've been told that
my plant is on the EPA ENERGY STAR inactive list. What does this mean and how
do I become active again?
This means that your plant has not reported
production of any ENERGY STAR qualified homes for at least 12 months. To be restored
to the active list, you must build and report at least one ENERGY STAR qualified
home. It does not mean that your plant needs to be re-certified. You can still
purchase labels and build ENERGY STAR qualified homes.
Where can I find the latest information and documents pertaining
to the program?
Subscribe to the MHRA ENERGY STAR Update e-newsletter
on the MHRA website (www.research-alliance.org) and visit the ENERGY
STAR for Manufacturers section of the MHRA web site.
Who should I contact with questions about the Manufactured
Home ENERGY STAR program?
Please contact MHRA's ENERGY STAR Coordinator,