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Sustainability

We build with sustainability in mind.

Clayton is dedicated to making our building process as sustainable as possible in three ways: better use of resources, less waste, and cost savings.

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Sustainability at a Clayton Homes Home Building Facility

We build our homes indoors in a climate controlled environment where we can control energy use and waste, while making sure our process and workspaces are efficient.

Excess building waste is minimized by having exact dimensions and measurements for most of our building materials, and ordering those materials in bulk. We also recycle cardboard, plastic, carpet padding, vinyl siding, scrap wood and more. By building efficiently and monitoring energy consumption, we save money over time which results in our being able to offer an affordable housing option to you, our customer.

ENERGY STAR®

Excess building waste is minimized by having exact dimensions and measurements for most of our building materials, and ordering those materials in bulk. We also recycle cardboard, plastic, carpet padding, vinyl siding, scrap wood and more. By building efficiently and monitoring energy consumption, we save money over time which results in our being able to offer an affordable housing option to you, our customer.

Benefits of an ENERGY STAR Certified home:

  • Lower utility costs according to the US EPA
  • More comfortable with consistent temperatures
  • Reduced energy use to help protect the environment
  • Certified to meet EPA energy efficiency requirements

Features of an ENERGY STAR Certified home:

  • Increased insulation
  • Low-E windows
  • Tight construction and ducts
  • More efficient heating and cooling system

Learn more about ENERGY STAR Certified Homes with the ENERGY STAR factsheet.

ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered trademarks owned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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Energy Smart Home Package

Looking to save even more? The Energy Smart Home package includes features like an ecobee smart thermostat®, upgraded insulation, Low-E windows and a Rheem® dual element water heater that all work together to help your home run more efficiently. With all these energy efficient features, you have the potential to help reduce the use of natural resources and energy costs.

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ISO 14001

ISO 14001 certification is one way for Clayton to signify commitment to greener building practices using the International Organization for Standardization’s guidelines to reduce energy consumption and waste. Clayton has 40 ISO 14001 certified home building facilities and 11 certified Clayton Supply facilities.

What does this mean? We are taking our commitment to build “green” to a national level – by holding ourselves to high energy management system standard.

LEED Certification

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design is the nation's preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green building.

LEED certification provides independent, third-party verification that a building is achieving high performance in key areas of human and environmental health:

  • Conserve energy and water
  • Reduce waste sent to landfills
  • Be healthier and safer for occupants
  • Reduce harmful greenhouse gas emissions
  • Lower operating costs
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Clayton’s headquarters was the fourth LEED-certified building in the state of Tennessee and the 14th in the Southeast.

As one of our guiding principles, we strive to leave the world better than we found it. Here are a few ways we practice that at our headquarters in Maryville, TN:

  • Energy efficient lighting and HVAC timers
  • Irrigation controls with touchless, flow control faucets
  • Recycling stations for team members
  • Optimize use of natural lighting
  • A green team that focuses on environmentally friendly practices