Posts Tagged ‘indoor air quality’

Energy Department Seeking Comment on Air Quality Standards

June 28th, 2013 Comments off

The U. S. Dept. of Energy is developing energy standards for manufactured housing, as required by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), and wants input from interested parties. The focus is on the relationship between energy efficiency and indoor air quality, incentives to install energy-saving devises in manufactured homes, and methods of enforcement. Published in the Office of the Federal Register, MHProNews has learned the deadline for comments is July 25, 2013. For more information, click here.

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Liberty Homes Assumes Energy Efficiency Challenge

April 15th, 2013 Comments off

The Lehigh Valley Business news reports from Pennsylvania that Liberty Homes in Mount Pocono, Penn. is partnering with the U. S. Dept. of Energy (DOE) in their Total Home Performance Challenge to certify their homes have a high energy efficiency rating to maximize energy savings for their manufactured and modular home customers. John Holahan, president of Liberty Homes, says, “Liberty Homes is excited to promote our affiliation with the Environmental Protection Agency and DOE programs on green building practices, indoor air quality, water savings, Energy Star performance and the benefit to the environment.” The DOE’s Builders Challenge program has noted hundreds of builders for their progress in energy efficiency building practices, resulting in more than 14,000 energy efficient homes. As MHProNews has learned, Liberty Homes, founded in 1978, has operations in eight different counties in Penn.

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HUD Seeking Input from MHCC

January 10th, 2013 Comments off

A letter dated Jan. 9, 2013, from Henry Czauski, HUD’s Acting Deputy Administrator in the Dept. of Manufactured Housing, to Robert Solomon, Project Mgr. of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee (MHCC), says the Government Accounting Office (GAO) finished a study of air quality and ventilation systems in manufactured housing. The GAO recommends HUD, working with the MHCC, develop a method to test the overall effectiveness of the ventilation system in terms of indoor air quality, as part of the HUD certification process. As MHProNews has learned, the letter is essentially asking for input from the MHCC on the GAO recommendations. For the complete text, click here.

(Image credit: Dept. of Housing and Urban Development)