Manufactured Housing: Even Greater Affordability, Amenity and Energy Savings on the Way

(This is a reposting of a guest blog I wrote for Next Step Network. You can find that and other guest blogs here, as well as a wealth of information on Next Step’s leading work toward more affordable, efficient manufactured housing.)

New frontiers in energy efficiency, comfort, and affordability in manufactured housing are on the near horizon thanks to smart, concerted effort from leading electric cooperatives, factory homebuilders, and lenders. And there’s clear recognition among industry leaders of the benefits of the U.S. Department of Energy’s eagerly anticipated new energy efficiency standards for the type of housing that’s home to millions of Americans. (Manufactured housing is factory built under federal construction regulations called the “HUD Code,” rather than state building codes.)

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