What is an ENERGY STAR® Certified Home?



Make an energy efficient choice when you buy a new home from Clayton. By choosing one of our ENERGY STAR® certified new homes, you get a modular or manufactured home that is more energy efficient than homes built to the minimum code requirements. That way you lower your energy costs and maximize your energy efficiency.

ENERGY STAR certified new homes are certified through a 3rd party certification program approved by the EPA to ensure they meet ENERGY STAR energy efficiency guidelines.

  Benefits of an ENERGY STAR Certified Home

Less Expensive
Compared with standard new homes, ENERGY STAR certified new homes use less energy for heating, cooling, and hot water heating, which lowers utility costs.

More Comfortable/Quieter Homes
The energy-efficient features of ENERGY STAR certified new homes keep out excessive heat, cold, and noise, and ensure consistent temperatures between and across rooms-making these homes more comfortable to live in.

A Better Future
By purchasing a modular home or manufactured home that is ENERGY STAR certified, you are joining millions of consumers who have changed to ENERGY STAR, helping our nation reduce our energy needs and building a cleaner environment for the future.

A Label Backed by the Government
All ENERGY STAR certified new homes are certified to meet EPA's strict guidelines for energy efficiency. This exemplary performance is verified by an independent third party.

  Features of an ENERGY STAR Certified Home

Effective Insulation
Properly installed insulation that meets or exceeds national code requirements helps achieve even temperatures throughout the house while using less energy. The result is lower utility costs and a quieter, more comfortable home.

High-Performance Windows
Advanced window coatings help keep heat in during winter and out during summer. They also block damaging ultraviolet sunlight that can discolor carpets and furniture.

Tight Construction and Tight Ducts
Attention to detail by sealing all holes, cracks, and seams in ducts and construction assemblies helps eliminate drafts, moisture, dust, pests, and pollen. This improves comfort and the quality of indoor air, while lowering maintenance costs.

Energy-Efficient Heating and Cooling Equipment
More efficient and properly sized heating and cooling systems use less energy, which reduces utility bills. These systems also turn on and off less frequently, removing more humidity and providing better comfort.

Learn more about ENERGY STAR certified manufactured homes with the Energy Star Manufactured housing fact sheet.

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