Manufacturing new savings for the region
As the Manufactured Home industry prepares for the first Housing and Urban Development (HUD) code update in 23 years, the region is preparing this market for a new voluntary specification prior to the code change.
The new voluntary specification incorporates advanced building strategies, technologies and design, developed in collaboration with BPA and the manufactured home industry. When the new code goes into effect, local factories will be ready, and continue to provide consumers with a high efficiency option. Over the next 20 years this effort will provide nearly 10 average megawatts of energy efficiency generation for the region.
The manufactured homes market in the Northwest is fairly well-defined:
Ultimately, creating this new, above code voluntary standard will accelerate adoption of energy efficient manufactured homes and increase energy savings opportunities for urban and rural lower income customers.