Country:United States
Policy status:Planned
Date Effective:2008
Date Amended:

2016 (had ended but in 2016 Notice of Proposed Rulemaking)

Policy Type:Regulatory Instruments>Codes and standards, Policy Support, Regulatory Instruments, Regulatory Instruments>Obligation schemes 
Policy Target:Buildings>Residential, Buildings
Agency:United States Department of Energy (DOE)
Legal References:Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Title IV, Subtitle A, Sec. 413

Section 413 of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA) requires DOE to establish "standards for energy efficiency in manufactured housing" within 4 years (by December 2011). Those standards are in addition to and are expected to eventually replace the energy efficiency standards in the current HUD regulations (24 CFR Part 3280), commonly known as the HUD-code. EISA requires that the standards be based on the most recent version of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), with potential adjustments in stringency based on impacts of the provisions on the purchase price of the home and total life cycle construction and operating costs.

In June, 2016 DOE issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to establish energy conservation standards for manufactured housing based on the negotiated consensus recommendations of the manufactured housing working group. The proposed standards are based on the 2015 edition of the International Energy Conservation Code (IECC), as well as manufacturer capabilities and cost considerations.

This record is superseded by:Building Energy Codes

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