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Now, more than ever, it is important to distinguish which technologies will give homeowners and building owners the most bang for their buck. What energy saving benefits truly justify the costs of the products themselves?

To answer that question, we’ve signed on as a research sponsor along with the System Building Research Alliance (SBRA) and other manufacturers to conduct a year-long study on energy performance. Co-sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy Building America Program and underwritten by Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA), the study will monitor the performance of three test manufactured homes – one that meets HUD thermal standards, an ENERGY STAR® home and the first manufactured DOE Challenge Home-certified home in the U.S.

The data will be incredibly valuable as it will paint a clear picture of the impact energy-efficient systems have on a home and the energy saving possibilities. This will, in turn, provide important insight into what efficiency improvements are worth investing in.

We’ll be sure to share our findings. In the meantime, click here for SBRA’s press release on the upcoming study.