In a Manufactured Home, Every Day is Earth Day

We would wish you a happy Earth Day, but it was last month – April 22, to be exact.

Did you miss it too? Seems like it used to get more publicity than it does now. But if you are living in a manufactured home, or thinking of moving into one, good news – you are already doing your part to make the earth a better place.

One of the most important steps toward saving the planet is to improve energy efficiency in how we live and work. In fact, one report from the International Energy Agency speculates that energy efficiency is the largest contributor to reaching the Paris climate targets, with 44% of greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction coming from efficiency.

Manufactured homes are not only more energy efficient, they are built in a more energy-efficient manner.

For anyone concerned about the environment, there is no better way to live greener every day than considering a manufactured home. Here are just some of the reasons why:

  • It’s easier to recycle unused materials in manufactured home construction
  • Manufactured homes are built with renewable resources
  • Factory-built homes reduce VOC emissions and conserve energy
  • A National Association of Home Builders article found that manufactured homes eliminate as much as 75% of the 8,000 pounds of waste generated in the construction of a 2,000 square-foot site-built home
  • Manufactured homes are designed with additional insulation energy efficient appliances and other energy savings to reduce maintenance costs

The best news of all? The efficiencies used in material selection and construction also result in a cost savings that can be passed on to the home buyer. Manufactured homes may cost as much as 50 percent less per square foot to buy.  And they are just as big, just as beautiful, and just as durable.

So before you circle April 22 on your 2020 calendar, relax. Every day is Earth Day for you if you’re a manufactured home resident.

Interested in finding out more about manufactured homes? Talk to a Ma Williams representative today!