Home Building

Clayton Homes Facility Earns First Industry Environmental Certification in the U.S.

Consumers to benefit from homebuilder's green practices

March 12, 2015

MARYVILLE, Tenn., March 12, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Clayton Homes is announcing that its home building facility in Rutledge, Tenn., has received ISO 14001 Certification, making the company the first homebuilder among the members of the Manufactured Housing Institute to receive this achievement in the United States.*

The ISO 14001 certification is awarded to building facilities that have instituted international measures designed to reduce the cost of waste management and save energy consumption. The implementation of the ISO standard at the Clayton Rutledge facility will result in reduced waste, lower consumption of energy and the promotion of the recycling of building materials, which endorses environmentally friendly operating procedures. Clayton Homes is leading the American homebuilding industry by example, putting the well being of its team members and the environment first. The continued cost savings of these green practices are one of the reasons why Clayton Homes is able to provide homeowners with affordable, smart homes.

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"The ISO 14001 certification formalizes our commitment to practicing excellence in the stewardship of our resources," said Marty Bostrom, Director of Environment, Health and Safety at Clayton Homes. "We care about the people who work at our building facilities and our communities. That's really what this is all about, and that is why we sought out the certification."

The homebuilding facility in Rutledge spent the past seven months implementing numerous international green building practices that resulted in this certification. Through coordinated efforts executed by the entire building team, Clayton Rutledge is the first of the 35 facilities that make up the Clayton Home building group to be certified. Clayton is striving for all of its facilities across the nation to be ISO 14001 certified by 2016. Implementing this additional certification will help improve the overall industry home building standard for all manufactured housing facilities in America.

Clayton Homes places an emphasis on energy efficiency in the homes it produces. By offering optional features like smart thermostats, high-performance windows and efficient heating and cooling units, potential homebuyers have a variety of features to choose from that can lower their energy consumption. The company is also a leader in building ENERGY STAR® certified manufactured homes, and built over 4,000 in 2014 alone.

"We will continue to have a better work environment and improve all of our work operations," states Keith Holdbrooks, President of the Clayton Homes Building Group, as he addressed the Clayton Rutledge team at their award ceremony. "With everything we've done to lower the energy consumption of our homes, it's a natural extension to take that passion for efficiency and implement it into our building facilities. I am very proud of what we have accomplished."

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

ISO 14001 Certification registered with the NSF International Strategic Registrations, www.nsf-isr.org.

About Clayton Homes
Clayton Homes has built homes since 1956, winning multiple awards for design and construction. Through its affiliates and family of brands, Clayton Homes builds, sells, finances, leases, and insures manufactured and modular homes, as well commercial and educational buildings. As the nation's largest home builder*, Clayton Homes is a vertically integrated Berkshire Hathaway company whose purpose is opening doors to a better life, one home at a time.

ˆAmerica's Largest Homebuilder in 2013 as of June 12, 2014, based on a comparison of the number of manufactured homes sold to the number of site-built homes sold as reported by builderonline.com and the number of manufactured homes shipped as compared to all other manufactured home manufacturers as reported by the Manufactured Home Institute.