Field Evaluation: Modular, ENERGY STAR® Qualified Homes
As a follow-up to the MADE Homes concepts, Palm Harbor and Fuqua Homes have teamed with Legacy Homes and the Partnership for Advancing Technology in Housing (PATH) to develop a builder's template for the process of using off-site built modules to expedite and advance the delivery of homes of value and affordability.
Legacy Homes, a long-time retailer of manufactured and modular products will open "Lake Country" in the summer of 2005. The subdivision of approximately 120 lots is ideally situated near a recreational lake in the City of Mannford, Oklahoma, and is in commuting distance to Tulsa, a major employment center. Offering several models from two suppliers, the Legacy intends to market modular, ENERGY STAR ® certified homes with customized features at a price range of $90,000 - $110,000.
The project follows concepts promoted in "A Builder's Guide to Marketable, Affordable, Durable, Entry-Level Homes (MADE) to Last", a 1999 publication by the NAHB Research Center for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). NAHB Research Center and Steven Winter Associates staff, representing PATH, will work with the builders to streamline the integration of the factory products with the site-built features.
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Content updated on 12/3/2004