Building a Better Tomorrow

At Clayton, we strive to drive change and do good, not only for our communities but for our planet.

The Way We Build

Resource Management

Because we construct homes at scale inside of our building facilities, we can order many materials in bulk, such as lumber, siding, and sheetrock. This allows us to reduce packaging waste and establish recycling partnerships with our vendors, both of which help to save on costs and make our homes more attainable.

Bulk lumber

Renewable Energy

Clayton is expanding its use of renewable energy in its operations. In 2023, Clayton will install several solar systems at home building facilities in east Tennessee and at Clayton’s home office.  As we reduce emissions in our operations, we will continuously look to incorporate more renewable energy solutions including fleet modernization.

Solar Carports

Clayton Built® Partners

We partner with some of the world's leading home building brands to ensure our homes include long-lasting, innovative products and features. We are proud to partner with brands that are putting sustainability at the forefront of their product development and operations.

ISO® 14001:2015

Clayton’s home building facilities continuously implement new, innovative methods and partnerships to increase recycling efforts and reuse materials, reducing waste. In 2014, we began launching our ISO® 14001 program*, the gold standard of environmental management systems, in all Clayton home building facilities and Clayton Supply centers. Since then, we have significantly reduced waste in our operations through improved resource management and landfill diversion efforts. Learn more about ISO 14001.


51 ISO® 14001:2015 certified home building and supply facilities


Over 46,000 tons of waste diverted from landfills through recycling efforts in Clayton home building and supply facilities in 2022

4.2 Million

20 home building and supply facilities reduced their water consumption, saving over 4.2 million gallons of water compared to 2021

The Homes We Build

Energy Efficiency Matters

Clayton is focusing on the efficiency of our building processes and the energy efficiency of our homes. Residential energy use is responsible for around 20% of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions. That's why building homes that are energy efficient can have a positive impact on the environment while also providing energy savings and long-term affordability for Clayton homeowners.

Energy Efficiency Matters - Pie Chart


21,448 homes sold in 2022 with our Energy Smart® Home package, which includes several energy efficient upgrades that provide  potential long-term savings.


23,783 ENERGY STAR® certified homes constructed and installed in 2022.* ENERGY STAR® certified homes are quieter and more comfortable, have lower utility bills and help protect the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions.


ENERGY STAR® estimates the nearly 20,000 Clayton Built® homes constructed in 2021 resulted in more than $5.3 million dollars in total utility bill savings for homeowners.

*ENERGY STAR and the ENERGY STAR mark are registered trademarks owned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Claims made are according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,

Ecobee Thermostat in a Clayton Home

DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes™

By the end of 2023, Clayton plans to have all 39 manufactured home building facilities nationwide certified and building Department of Energy (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Homes. A manufactured DOE Zero Energy Ready Home is built inside a DOE certified building facility and is designed with energy-efficient features so it can offset up to 100 percent of the home’s energy use when combined with a renewable energy system, such as solar panels.

Tempo ZERH kitchen

The Future We Build

Carbon Reduction Efforts

Clayton is committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions in our operations, specifically targeting the emissions from our consumption of fuel and purchased electricity. To accomplish this, we are focused on improving the energy efficiency of our operations, modernizing our vehicle and equipment fleet, and expanding our use of renewable energy.

The Arbor Day Foundation®

We’re grateful to partner with the Arbor Day Foundation® to do good in our communities*. In partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, Clayton has committed to planting 4.47 million trees by 2025. Read more about how trees help combat climate change.

*Arbor Day Foundation is a registered service mark of Arbor Day Foundation Corporation.

As we continue to drive change through sustainability, we will advance efficiencies in the materials and energy we use, increase our reliance on renewable power, expand our efforts in home energy efficiency and establish impactful philanthropic partnerships to help us build a better tomorrow.


Building a better tomorrow with sustainable home building practices.

*ISO® is the registered trademark of the International Organization for Standardization.

LEED® is a trademark owned by the U.S. Green Building Council®. LEED® is the preeminent program for the design, construction, maintenance and operations of high-performance green buildings.

Trademarks of companies other than Clayton Homes are the property of those other companies.