Clayton Showcases Energy Efficient Prefab Houses

Manufactured homes, despite sometimes getting a bad rap, have great potential to be environmentally friendly if the builder is committed to using such practices and materials during construction. One thing we’ve observed before in this type of home is integration of solar panels. Now comes along Clayton Homes, a large scale home manufacturer touting a new energy efficient manufactred house known as the ehome.

Clayton says its ehomes, with prices starting around $49,000, are customizable and feature a special “Energy Saver Plus” package. This package contains several eco-focused offerings for the home, including special thermal pane windows, compact fluorescent lighting and a programmable thermostat. It is the most green tech of designs we will admit, but for a low priced home like this focused on a specific market, we are happy to see some kind of green thought going into this at the least.

image via Clayton Homes

image via Clayton Homes

Clayton says home buyers, making use of this eco package, can save as much as $600 a year in energy costs. This could probably be put into customizing the home, which offers “a variety of floor plans, exterior cladding materials, color schemes, kitchens, baths, window placements, and interior design schemes.”

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