Debunking the ‘Un-healthy’ Myth of Factory Built Housing; superiority of systems building

modular_homes_collage from_Debunking_the_Myth_Healthy_Housing_Conference posted on MHProNews.comMHProNews has learned that the presentations made at the 2011 Healthy Homes Conference have become available, including “Debunking the “Un-healthy” Myth of Factory Built Housing and Its Use as a Superior Healthy Building Alternative” by Michelle Roberts & Rick Terry. The conference was supported by various agencies, including the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC). The conference website featured a quote by Florence Nightingale that captured part of the objectives, “The connection between the health and the dwelling of the population is one of the most important that exists.” Presenter Michelle Roberts is Director at the NAHB Research Center and Business Development Leader, Healthy and Energy Efficient Homes and Buildings for Owens Corning. Roberts has consulted with the modular housing industry for some years. Presenter Frederick “Rick” Terry background in the modular housing industry began as part of a family manufacturing business, positioning him as the first director of the Factory Built Housing Center (FBHC) at Penn College in 2004. Terry is Program Manager for FBHC Industry Partnership. Topics covered included a history of how factory building developed in the early 1900s with component catalog homes from Sears and Roebuck, to pre-HUD Code manufactured homes, to modern manufactured and modular home construction. Indoor Air Quality, green construction methods and much more were covered by Terry and Roberts in their pro-systems built housing presentation.

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