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ENERGY STAR Manufactured Homes Program, Version 2

Under a policy effective November 1, 2005, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) designated the Systems Building Research Alliance as a national Quality Assurance Provider (QAP) for the ENERGY STAR® Certified Manufactured Homes program. ENERGY STAR affords the manufactured housing industry a unique opportunity to extend the advantages of controlled-environment factory production to include exemplary energy performance.

EPA establishes the technical requirements for new homes. As the QAP, SBRA is responsible for developing, promulgating, facilitating, and monitoring procedures for demonstrating compliance with the technical requirements. In furtherance of these responsibilities, SBRA works through a network of independent, third-party industry experts called Plant Certifiers (“Certifiers”). Each plant participating in the program must have a Certifier of Record at all times. Certifiers are responsible for:

  • Initial manufactured housing plant certification;
  • Ongoing verification of plant compliance with ENERGY STAR requirements;
  • Verifying compliance of a sample of homes placed in service;
  • Reporting to SBRA any systemic program compliance issues; and,
  • Serving as the primary contact and resource of first resort for plants regarding issues and questions about the program.
The Certifier is responsible for staying up-to-date on program requirements and how they impact Certifier responsibilities under the program.

     Guides and Resources for Plant Certifiers