mortgageorb reports a new study by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) estimates energy-efficient manufactured homes could save consumers $4.6 billion over the next 20 years, which would also improve residents’ economic stability. “Mobilizing Energy Efficiency in the Manufactured Housing Sector” states average household incomes in manufactured homes are 36% below the national household average, and 22% of the 17 million people living in manufactured housing live on incomes below the federal poverty line. It says it is the first study to focus on the energy efficiency improvements for both new and existing manufactured homes. As MHProNews has learned, many MH residents are retirees living on fixed incomes, and saving on energy costs could more readily allow them the medical care and nutrition they need to thrive.
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