Purchase orders have been made to secure materials and contracts through the first quarter of 2022. The team worked with HUD in order to resolve outdated requirements from the HUD standards. Production dates have not been issued, but the project continues to make progress towards construction.
The project integrates several advances in manufactured home design and construction that taken together will provide a model for how the industry can cost-effectively achieve the state's energy and fire safety goals. To achieve these goals, the project consists of two parallel and overlapping design-development tracks: innovative envelope (wall and roof) systems and comprehensive solutions for meeting requirements of Title 24. In crafting solutions, the team focuses on advancing envelope innovations that hold the promise of improving thermal performance without adding cost. Outreach will be held to the industry through the manufacturing subcontractors, as well as the manufacturing partners on the TAC.
The increased energy efficiency of the home due to improved envelope measures will significantly reduce heating and cooling costs. Integration of other high efficiency systems including the heat pump water heater, heat pump HVAC,
Improvements from the HUD fire safety standard to the 2-hour fire resilience standard set forth in this proposal improve the overall fire resilience of the manufactured home while simultaneously providing extra energy efficiency