NEEM Homes

Efficiency Certified

Description

Efficiency Certified


Why Choose ENERGY STAR?

Qualified Home

Traditional Manufactured Home

NEEM Efficiency-Certified ENERGY STAR

Certified Maximum Insulation Levels

No

Yes!

Quiet Fresh Air Ventilation

No

Yes!

Sealed and Tested Heating Ducts

No

Yes!

R-8 Crossover Duct

Maybe

Yes!

ENERGY STAR Windows

Maybe

Yes!

Insulated and Sealed Skylights

Maybe

Yes!

Sealed and Caulked Marriage Lines

Maybe

Yes!

Insulated and Sealed Entry Doors

Maybe

Yes!

Air Sealing at All Pipes and Wires

Maybe

Yes!

Third-Party Quality Assurance of Construction Process

No

Yes!

Field Verification

No

Yes!


What is NEEM+?

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Here in the Northwest we know that it pays to take comfort and efficiency to the next level. That's why we've developed the NEEM+ certification tier that goes beyond the minimum requirements to earn the ENERGY STAR. We've worked with our participating factory home builders to find cost effective ways to add even more insulation; use the very latest high performance window technology; include elegant and smart home solutions like high performance home ventilation, LED lighting, a smart thermostat and a full suite of ENERGY STAR qualified kitchen appliances. These are features that will likely be found in the next version of ENERGY STAR qualified homes, but we're bringing them to you today. When you want the best home performance package, ask for ENERGY STAR with NEEM+ certification. You can enjoy knowing that your home is built to the most stringent manufactured home energy standard in the country, yielding the greatest energy and cost savings and maximum home comfort. Right now the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance is providing a $1,000 incentive to the factory to help make the NEEM+ package even more attractive.

On average, manufactured homes certified to meet the NEEM+ specifications provide about 30 percent more energy savings than ENERGY STAR alone, and the savings amount to nearly $400 in energy savings each year. There aren't many options you can to your home that actually contribute to durability and comfort — and pay for themselves at the same time!


eco-rated™

The eco-rated engineered green home program is designed and managed by the NEEM Program to signify homes built in a production facility that demonstrates a high level of commitment to managing the environmental impacts of the building process. Plants earn the right to use the eco-rated brand by doing the following:

  • minimize material waste in the factory (typically less than 3.5%)

  • utilize low-VOC or no-VOC adhesives, caulks and finishes

  • limit formaldehyde content in materials

  • control dust in the workplace

  • maximize recycling of waste materials

  • incorporate building durability measures to help assure homes are built to be long-lasting

The NEEM team's inspectors routinely check the materials in use and observe material handling processes to ensure that the environmental benefits are being realized in the factory. Home buyers can have peace of mind knowing that their home purchase is putting only modest demands upon the environment, compared to other manufactured homes and especially compared to homes built on site.

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