Prefabricated Homes Built with Sustainability in Mind

Sustainability and green building are important to Clayton home builders. Watch this video to lean more about our green practices.

Clayton home builders value the communities they work and live in and strive to make sure the environmental impact of every Clayton home is minimized. Clayton implements sustainable building practices while building manufactured homes in different ways with things such as the ISO 14001 certification and ENERGY STAR® certified appliances.

The Clayton innovative home building process is a big contributor to how these manufactured and modular homes are built sustainably. Check out how Clayton homes are built with your family and the earth in mind.

Ordering materials to specific sizes

By ordering materials to the specific sizes that are needed to build the homes, Clayton reduces all waste that would typically be generated if the material was cut to size in the home building facilities. Also, builders are able to save time by reducing the amount of steps needed to build homes with these materials. Gypsum sheetrock, carpet and the steel I-beams are just a few of the materials that builders can order to specific sizes to minimize waste.

Purchasing precut material in mass quantities

Similar to ordering materials to specific sizes, Clayton also orders precut material in bulk because it is used so often in the home building process. These materials include: copper wire, plumbing pipe and LVL (Laminated Veneer Lumber).

Recycling and Reusing

Excess materials that are not used are recycled to ensure proper disposal and potential reuse. Materials that are often reusable include: cardboard, copper wire, vinyl siding, paper, aluminum, plastic, lumber, sheathing and much more!

Designing the home

In the early stages of designing the home, the design and engineering team are thinking about how to make the building process of the home more sustainable. They do this by choosing specifications and creating floor plans that utilize the standard material dimensions as much as possible. This means that they consider how the manufacturer sizes their materials when it is created.

Energy Smart Options

Having ENERGY STAR® certified homes are a way for the homeowner to save money on utility bills while using less energy. ENERGY STAR® certified homes include features like:

  • CFL light bulbs
  • Low-e windows
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Tight construction and ducts
  • Upgraded insulation
  • Improved efficiency water heater

Bringing on new sustainable vendors

When looking for vendors of home materials in Clayton Built® homes, sustainability is a top priority. This means that Clayton home, builders look for brands that comply with ISO 14001 requirements and utilize green initiatives.

So, how much waste does Clayton divert in a year?

Last year, Clayton was able to divert approximately 16,000 tons of waste from the landfill. This equals about 780 pounds of waste diverted per home for the 41,000 homes Clayton built in 2016.

One of the Clayton guiding principles is that we will leave Clayton and the world better than we found them. These sustainable building practices help builders to be conscious of how they use and dispose of materials used every day in the home building process.

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

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