Affordable, Eco-Friendly Green Modular Homes

Clayton Homes has an attractive line of LEED-certified green modular homes that buyers can purchase online for less than $75,000.


| October/November 2009


In the midst of all the gloom, we’re happy to report some good news. Clayton Homes, a subsidiary of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway, has announced its line of green modular homes. These 750-square-foot eco homes, dubbed “i-houses,” can be purchased online for less than $75,000.

The green buildings have enough eco-friendly features to achieve the platinum rating from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) program. To achieve LEED certification, homes must incorporate a design that saves energy and water, reduces carbon dioxide emissions, improves indoor environmental quality, and considers the impact of the materials used on natural resources. The platinum rating is LEED’s most prestigious award.

The i-houses include low-flow faucets, low-VOC materials, high-efficiency heat pumps, dual-flush toilets, roofs designed for rainwater harvesting, and insulated walls, roof, and floors. Upgrades to bamboo flooring, Energy Star appliances, and solar panels are also offered.

Despite the housing crunch, Clayton Homes is putting additional research and development into the i-houses, which CEO and president Kevin Clayton thinks will keep the project thriving.

Exact pricing is determined by several factors, including the model and features that are chosen. You can learn more at Clayton Homes online.

retired04497
9/22/2017 10:10:41 AM

Clayton sells predominantly in the Southern US, which makes making the LEED Standard relatively easy to achieve. Now, if they really want to make a statement then come to Northern Maine, and see what it takes to make the LEED something to howl about. -30 w/ 45 MPH wind's, for in many case's 10 straight days when the Polar Vortex comes around, strains every known design an standard to the limit. Add in many cases over 10 inches of snow, EVERY 24 HOUR'S, and now to achieve LEED, under those condition's, would be a real achievement.


retired04497
9/22/2017 10:10:21 AM

Clayton sells predominantly in the Southern US, which makes making the LEED Standard relatively easy to achieve. Now, if they really want to make a statement then come to Northern Maine, and see what it takes to make the LEED something to howl about. -30 w/ 45 MPH wind's, for in many case's 10 straight days when the Polar Vortex comes around, strains every known design an standard to the limit. Add in many cases over 10 inches of snow, EVERY 24 HOUR'S, and now to achieve LEED, under those condition's, would be a real achievement.


Joe
1/10/2011 11:16:56 AM

I was just notified that Ogden press removed ten bucks from my checking account. Is that for a Mother Earth renewal, if so, I would like to be asked next time!!!!






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