Modular Homes Consume 20-30% Less Energy Than a Standard Home


19 May 2011

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These days, the whole world is gearing up to go green. Even, the home builders are coming up with new home designs that are more energy efficient than the traditional homes. The new Energy Star homes are designed in such a way that the energy consumption per house will be 20-30% lesser than a regular home. An Energy Star home also meets certain guidelines for energy effectiveness standard, set by the officials of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

A wide variety of homes can earn the Energy Star label if they are verified and confirmed that they meet the EPA’s guidelines. Energy Star homes include but are not restricted to systems-built homes such as the ICF, SIP, or modular construction homes. Energy Star qualified homes also include an array of advanced ‘tried-and-true’ energy-efficient features in order to improve the home quality and also to lower the overall energy consumption and air pollution.

With the increasingly high demand of homebuyers for green building and energy efficient houses, there are builders, such as CMHNE, meeting the needs to build better energy efficient homes. These Energy Star homes not only save energy but also help in the improvement of the environment by avoiding the excess usage of the non-renewable energy and the burning of fossil fuels. Of course, by choosing modular homes, you use less energy and avoid causing excess air pollution.

These tightly-sealed homes not only improve comfort but also reduce the utility and maintenance expenses. Again, these houses also have energy-efficient heating/cooling equipment to help in reducing indoor humidity and consuming less energy. Additionally, modular home factories produce less waste, 2%, than on-site construction which produces 30-40% waste.

These energy efficient homes also come with Energy Star qualified products such as fluorescent bulbs, lighting fixtures, appliances, and ventilation fans in order to save more energy. To ensure that these houses are truly energy efficient, third-party verification is done with the help of home energy raters. These raters conduct inspections and onsite testing to verify all the energy efficiency measures, including duct sealing, air tightness, safety and insulation details.

In general, modular homes are a great option for those looking forward to buying or building a new home. These homes meet strict regulations and help you in protecting the environment by saving more energy. With so many energy efficient systems, there is no doubt that these homes really do consume 20-30 % less energy than regular homes.

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