Understanding the Green Modular Home in Michigan

More than 17 million Americans live in a green modular home. What do they know that the rest of us don’t?

Many are multi-story structures, especially modular home that have energy efficient heating and cooling systems and ENERGY STAR appliances.

The new generations of manufactured homes are energy efficient. Factories now outfit modular homes with ENERGY STAR appliances. Builders take great care in making sure each home is tightly constructed with efficient heating and cooling systems, water heaters, and high-performance windows.

Green Modular Home in Michigan

Modular homes come in all shades of colors, but the most important is “green,” as in environmentally friendly. Builders of manufactured homes generally don’t waste a lot of building materials, and whatever scraps they do end up with are often recycled. Modular construction allows builders to use less material without compromising a building’s structure.

Green building is a practice of using sustainable materials and designs in new construction. Yes, modular homes are by their very nature green. Assembly in an enclosed indoor environment minimizes waste material at the factory and at the job site, lessens the environmental impact on the land and the community where the house is being delivered, and allows for a tightly built structure to maximize energy efficiency – all of which are key components to green building standards.

Legendary Homes Inc. is an ENERGY STAR® partner and committed to using energy efficient building methods and materials. Our homes are built standard with 2” x 6” exterior walls and R-19 insulation, R-30 blown-in ceiling insulation, warm edge thermopane low-e glass windows, and insulated exterior doors. Our modular home builders also offers geothermal heating & cooling, and an optional florescent lighting package that meets the requirements of ENERGY STAR®.