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


49,724 tons of waste diverted from landfills through recycling efforts in Clayton homes building and supply facilities in 2023

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

eBuilt® Homes

Clayton eBuilt® homes, built to DOE Zero Energy Ready Home™ specifications, require less energy than a traditional home. eBuilt® homes can help homeowners save up to 50% on their annual energy costs**.

eBuilt Homes - Sustainability Page


15,294 eBuilt® homes built in 2023


39 Clayton Off-Site Building Facilities are DOE Zero Energy Ready Home™ Certified

Features of an eBuilt® Home

eBuilt® homes feature a Rheem® hybrid heat pump water heater, low-E windows with argon gas, ENERGY STAR®* certified appliances, LED lighting throughout, an ecobee® smart thermostat and additional insulation. Together, these features lower annual energy costs for homeowners by up to 50%** and support Clayton’s commitment to provide attainable, sustainable homes.

*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,

eBuilt® homes built in 2023

eBuilt® Homes in the City

Recently, we announced the introduction of two new eBuilt® CrossMod homes in the city of Atlanta, the very first of their kind within the city’s perimeter. CrossMod homes are built off-site in home building facilities and finished on-site with a foundation, garage and porches. The city of Atlanta allows off-site built homes within city limits so long as the homes are secured to a permanent foundation.

Atlanta CrossMod home

The Future We Build

A Focus on the Future

Through home building innovations, energy efficiency home features and philanthropic partnerships, Clayton is aiming to meet the needs of our communities today while opening the door to a better future for generations to come.

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.

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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.