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MHI’s Economic Report August 2011

Good news is in the air, the Manufactured Housing Institute’s monthly economic report is out for August 2011.  The manufactured home shipments for August 2011 were up 6.3% from August 2010.  The shipments for August totaled at 5,166 new homes.  Shipments of the single section homes showed a 21.7% increase from last year in August.

In comparison to 2010 for the month of August the number of homes sold year-to-date is down by 9.9%.  Currently, the YTD is 31, 994 for 2011.  In 2010 the YTD for August the number of homes sold was 35,521.

The total floors shipped in August was up 1.8% from the same month in 2010.  The current YTD totals are 7,913 for total floors shipped.

 

October 21, 2011 Posted by | General Information | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

ENERGY STAR Program for Modular Homes

The ENERGY STAR Program for Modular Homes has been in the news lately and leaving most people confused.  The EPA is introducing a new version of the program requirements.

Here are the important take-aways you should be aware of with this program:

  • ENERGY STAR modular home ordered from  modular builder or homebuyer between 10/1/2011 and 06/30/2012 must comply with Version 2.5 requirements
  • Modular homes with an order date on or after 7/1/2012 must comply with the ENERGY STAR guidelines Version 3
  • Homes with sales orders placed prior to 10/1/2011 can still comply with Version 2
  • The guidelines for Version 3 can be found here

There is still some debate of when Version 3 will be completely implemented for modular homes but the fluctuation should be resolved in the next few months.

October 13, 2011 Posted by | General Information | , , , , , , , | Leave a comment