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Rulemaking for Manufactured Housing Energy Conservation Standard

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The U.S. Department of Energy's Building Technologies Office is coordinating strategies and activities with companies, individuals, and government entities to regulate manufactured housing.


Recent Updates | Public Meeting Information | Submitting Public Comments | Milestones and Documents | Related Rulemakings | Statutory Authority | Contact Information


Recent Updates

DOE has issued a pre-publication Federal Register notice regarding the ASRAC Manufactured Housing Working Group extension of the term; and public meetings. (September 24, 2014). The additional public meeting dates are listed below.

DOE published a notice of public meetings concerning the Appliance Standards and Rulemaking Federal Advisory Committee (ASRAC) - Manufactured Housing Working Group. 79 FR 48097 (August 15, 2014)

DOE published a notice of membership for the Manufactured Housing Working Group. 79 FR 41456 (July 16, 2014). The Manufactured Housing Working Group is created per the request of the Appliance Standards Federal Regulatory Advisory Committee (ASRAC). 


Public Meeting Information

DOE will hold a two-day, open meeting will be held on: October 1; 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. (EDT) and October 2; 9 a.m.– 5 p.m. (EDT), at the U.S. Department of Energy, 950 L'Enfant Plaza Building, Room 6097/8/9, 950 L'Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, DC 20024. 

The October 23 and 24 meetings will be held at the DOE Golden Field Office, 15013 Denver West Parkway, Golden, CO 80401.

To attend, please notify Ms. Brenda Edwards at (202) 586–2945 or via email at Brenda.Edwards@ee.doe.gov.  

Please see the Public Participation section for details related to advanced security screening procedures for foreign nationals, submitting prepared general statements, passes for laptops, and the conduct of the public meeting.

The meetings will also be broadcast as a webinar. To register for the webinars and receive call-in information, please register: 

Wed, Oct 1, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

Thu, Oct 2, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT

Thu, Oct 23, 2014 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM MDT


Fri, Oct 24, 2014 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM MDT

Submitting Public Comments

The comment period is open.

Milestones and Documents

The manufactured housing energy conservation standard rulemaking docket EERE-2009-BT-BC-0021 contains all notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents. For the latest information on the planned timing of future DOE regulatory milestones, see the current Office of Management and Budget Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions. All planned dates are preliminary and subject to change.

Notice of Intent
  • Notice of Intent, Federal Register, 79 FR 33873 (June 13, 2014)
  • Comment deadline: closed
Notice of Membership
Notice of Public Meeting

Notice to Extend Term

Related Rulemakings

There are no related rulemakings.



Statutory Authority

Section 413 of EISA requires that DOE establish by regulation standards for energy efficiency in manufactured housing. See 42 U.S.C. 17071(a)(1). DOE is directed to base the energy efficiency standards on the most recent version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), except where DOE finds that the IECC is not cost effective, or a more stringent standard would be more cost effective, based on the impact of the IECC on the purchase price of manufactured housing and on total life-cycle construction and operating costs. See 42 U.S.C. 17071(b)(1).

Contact Information

For more information related to this rulemaking, please email:

ASRAC@ee.doe.gov