In partnership with NEEM
Manufactured homes are surrounded by misconceptions, from constant association with mobile homes to assumptions about outdated features. But today’s manufactured homes can be both beautiful and energy-efficient.
The Northwest Energy-Efficient Manufactured Housing Program, a.k.a. NEEM, is a collaboration between home builders, retailers, and utilities across the Northwest that certifies energy-efficient manufactured homes, working as a third party to assure the homes’ quality. It’s one of only two organizations recognized by the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program as a Quality Assurance Provider, able to certify that manufactured homes are built to qualify for the ENERGY STAR with their NEEM+ certification.
NEEM+ homes, built by KIT Custom Homebuilders and available throughout the Western U.S., go way beyond the assumption of a manufactured home in everything from energy efficiency to home design and comfort. The homes can be placed in a variety of areas, not just manufactured home parks, and have customizable designs that allow homebuyers to create a beautiful, dream-worthy space, and innovative features like smart thermostats and LED light bulbs. The investment is a great pick for everyone from first-time homeowners to growing families and even retirees looking for their next dream home.
Plus, all that energy-efficient design means a NEEM+ home from KIT Custom Homebuilders has a lower energy bill, saving potentially hundreds of dollars each year thanks to better insulation, great ventilation, smart temperature control, and upgraded windows compared to those found in a typical manufactured home. And, the NEEM+ homes are designed with the West’s temperatures and climate in mind.