Zero-Energy Manufactured Home

May/June 2007
A version of this article appears in the May/June 2007 issue of Home Energy Magazine.
Click here to read more articles about Single Family
May 07, 2007
The Zero-Energy Manufactured Home (ZEMH) program demonstrates, evaluates, and promotes innovative energy-saving technologies for use in HUD-code housing.
    All across the country, partnerships among government groups, nonprofits, and private industry are finding ways to make energy-efficient single-family and multifamily homes more affordable for everyone. Habitat for Humanity in Colorado worked with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) to create a home that exceeded the goal of producing as much energy as it consumed over the course of a year (see “The Little House That Could,” HE Nov/Dec ’06, p. 24). Another notable project, the Zero-Energy Manufactured Home (ZEMH) program, demonstrates and promotes innovative energy-saving technologies to the HUD code manufactured-housing industry and the home-buying public, while evaluating those technologies’ energy performance. Manufactured homes are an affordable option for new-home buyers with limited incomes; 10%–20% of new homes sold are manufactured homes.

To read complete online articles, you need to sign up for an Online Subscription.

Once an order has been placed there is an automatic $10 processing fee that will be deducted with any cancellation.

The Home Energy Online articles are for personal use only and may not be printed for distribution. For permission to reprint, please send an e-mail to

Earn BPI CEU credits
Home Performance with EnergyStar
SPONSORED CONTENT Home Diagnosis: The First TV Series about Home Energy! Learn more! Watch Video
Email Newsletter

Home Energy E-Newsletter

Sign up for our free monthly

Harness the power of

Get the Home Energy