Energy Efficient, Fiscally Responsible, And Good for the Earth… today’s manufactured housing is responsible homeownership.
In addition to the helping the environment with the latest in energy efficient technology, today’s modern manufactured housing models can also offer their owners huge savings over traditional stick built homes.
A win-win situation, this means you can build your next home to your specific liking…while keeping it environmentally friendly.
Manufactured housing is technologically ahead of the game when it comes to reducing our environmental footprint. If you consider the facts that they require less building material, are constructed in-factory (eliminating the wasteful nature of job site construction), require less space than traditional houses and can be built from renewable resources, it’s easy to see how thousands of homeowners are turning to the prefabricated housing industry more environmentally friendly housing.
Energy Efficient Building Materials
Today’s modern manufactured housing units are built from materials that will last a lifetime, reduce waste and save precious valuable resources. Not only will today’s homebuyers be saving money on replacement items, they’ll also will be reducing landfill waste. Some manufacturers – upon request – even use recycled insulation, can utilize recycled lumber for studs and opt for LOW-VOC materials, such as particleboard and paints; these materials do not our toxin free.
Green Manufactured Housing Designs
A friend to the environment, manufactured housing offers numerous other eco-friendly features aside from just renewable building materials. Manufactured Housing also offers numerous green building techniques that can turn your home into its own sustainable resource.
For instance, many manufactured homes are equipped with photovoltaic, self-generating electric solar panels. Since technology has drastically reduced the size and weight of these once large panels, going green is easier and less expensive than ever. For example, you can add:
- Small wind electric systems to generate your own electricity
- Lightweight roof-mounted air collectors for solar water heating
- Solar electric or photovoltaic systems (PV) to produce pollution-free electricity
- Sun-shading devices for cooling your home, rather than relying on expensive electrically-run appliances
Speak with your manufactured housing retailer about today’s green building techniques for your new prefabricated home. The addition of these energy-saving technologies, such as insulated windows, energy-efficient doors, timed thermostats, on-demand hot water heaters, energy-efficient lighting and appliances and geothermal heat pumps…are just a few of the great ways to ensure that your next prefabricated housing unit will be energy efficient in the long run.
Speak with a manufactured home lender today