Tribal Green Manufactured Housing
Green Manufactured Housing
Many tribal housing authorities and tribal members purchase manufactured housing. Manufactured houses (commonly known as mobile homes) are a type of prefabricated housing that are largely assembled in factories and then transported to sites of use.
Manufactured housing often has a relatively low initial purchase cost, but generally do have green building features such as ENERGY STAR appliances and lighting which can significantly reduce operating costs and environmental impacts.
- EPA Tribal Green Building Toolkit (Section 4)
- Toolkit on the Safe Deconstruction of Mobile Homes – Seneca Nation of Indians
- ENERGY STAR Qualified Manufactured Homes
- U.S. Department of Energy: Efficient Manufactured Homes
- U.S. Department of Energy: Northwest Energy Efficient Manufactured Housing Program Specification Development (PDF) (35 pp, 986 K, About PDF)
The Hoopa Valley Tribes' Modular Building Enterprise in-plant factory home building mission has three interconnected goals: affordable housing, job creation and job training.