Manufactured Housing

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is currently undertaking a rulemaking to consider new energy conservation standards for manufactured housing.

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Recent and Ongoing Activities

DOE has published a Federal Register supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) to establish energy conservation standards for manufactured housing pursuant to the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). EISA directs DOE to base the standards on  the latest version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), which is currently the 2021 version.  DOE also considered comments received during interagency consultation with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, as well as from stakeholders.  DOE’s proposal includes a set of “tiered” standards based on the manufacturer’s retail list price for the manufactured home and incorporates the 2021 IECC-based standards for manufactured homes as required by EISA.  DOE estimates the energy savings from the proposed rule to reach 2.32 quads over 30 years, which amounts to a reduction of 109 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.  DOE is welcoming comments from stakeholders on its proposed rule during the open comment period as well as at the public webinar.  

  • DOE will accept comments, data, and information regarding this SNOPR until October 25, 2021.
  • Interested persons may submit comments identified by docket number EERE-2009-BT-STD-0021, by email (Manufactured_Housing@ee.doe.gov) or Federal eRulemaking portal (http://www.regulations.gov). 
  • DOE will also hold a webinar to gather input from interested parties on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, from 11:00 a.m.  to 4:00 p.m.   
  • Click here to register for the webinar.
  • Foreign Nationals interested in participating in this webinar, must be screened by DOE Headquarters Security prior to being granted access. Please email Regina.Washington@ee.doe.gov to complete the necessary documentation at least two weeks prior to scheduled meeting date.
  • Additional webinar registration information, participant instructions, and information about the capabilities available to webinar participants will be published on DOE’s website: https://energy.gov/eere/buildings/public-meetings-and-comment-deadlines

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.

Standards

DOE has published a Federal Register supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking (SNOPR) to establish energy conservation standards for manufactured housing. 86FR47744 (August 26, 2021).

DOE has published a Federal Register notice of draft environmental assessment for notice of proposed rulemaking pertaining to "Energy Conservation Standards for Manufactured Housing". 81 FR 42576 (June 30, 2016).

DOE has published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking pertaining to energy efficiency for manufactured housing. 81 FR 39756 (June 17, 2016).

Public Meeting Information:

There is no public meeting scheduled at this time.

Submitting Public Comments

RELATED 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.

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Test Procedure

DOE has published a Federal Register notice of proposed rulemaking pertaining to test procedures for Manufactured Housing. 81 FR 78733 (November 9, 2016).

The manufactured hosuing test procedure rulemaking docket EERE-2016-BT-TP-0032 contains all notices, public comments, public meeting transcripts, and supporting documents pertaining to this rulemaking.

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Submitting Public Comments

RELATED 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 Proposed Rulemaking


Current Standard

There are currently no energy conservation standards for manufacture hosuing.


Current Test Procedure

There are currently no test procedures for manufactured housing.


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Compliance

DOE has established regulations on certification, compliance, and enforcement in the CFR at 10 CFR Part 429. These regulations cover statistical sampling plans, certified ratings, certification reports, record retention, and enforcement. More information on these regulations is available here.

Waivers

For information on current test procedure waivers, see DOE’s waivers webpage.

For information about obtaining test procedure waivers, see 10 CFR 430.27PDF.

Guidance and Frequently Asked Questions

For information on further guidance and answers to Frequently Asked Questions on all covered products, see DOE’s Further Guidance database.

ENERGY STAR®

Find tips and guidance for making your home, workplace, or vehicle more energy efficient. Visit EnergySavers.gov.

DOE supports the testing and verification of ENERGY STAR® products in close collaboration with the Environmental Protection Agency.

Contact information

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