Association of Home Builders 2000 EnergyValue Housing Award.
The EnergyValue Housing Award (EVHA)
recognizes builders who voluntarily incorporate energy efficiency into all
aspects of homebuilding, including design, construction, and marketing. Awards
are presented in affordable, custom, factory-built, production, and innovative
home categories within hot, moderate, and cold climates. Since the introduction
of the EVHA in 1996, energy-efficiency in homebuilding has begun to move into
In 2000, twelve Gold Winners and
eight Silver Winners were awarded, in addition to the Builder of the Year. These
winning builders represent the future of the home building industry
Valley Manufactured Housing, Inc.
Moderate Climate * Factory-Built
Valley Manufactured Housing
has been in business for 10 years and builds over 500 starter, move-up, and
luxury homes per year. The company built this 1,390-square-foot house near
Yakima, Washington, for $36 per square foot, not including land.
Valley Manufactured Housing's
award-winning home features an efficient building shell that includes low-E,
gas-filled windows, R-33 floor insulation, R-49 attic insulation, 2- x 6- inch
walls with R-21 high-density fiber glass batt insulation, and systematic air
sealing. An exhaust-only mechanical ventilation system coupled with window air
intake vents maintain indoor air quality. Energy Star appliances and lighting
fixtures that accommodate compact fluorescent lamps help keep energy bills low.
Its in-plant construction allows Valley Manufactured Housing to control product
All of the homes built by Valley
Manufactured Housing meet or exceed the specifications of the Super Good Cents (SGC)
program. Under that program, all Valley Homes qualify for energy-efficiency
mortgages that allow buyers to stretch their debt-to-income ratio. In addition,
homes that meet SGC specifications have an added value of at least $1.00 per
square foot in the National Automobile Dealers Association (N.A.D.A.) appraisal
Valley Manufactured Housing would
like to thank: Mike Lubliner–WSU Energy Program; Super Good Cents/Natural Choice
Staff; Summit Windows; State Industries; American Standard; Johns Manville;
General Electric, Panasonic; and Joan Brown–Executive Director of the Washington
Manufactured Housing Association. Our greatest appreciation goes to our entire
staff that conscientiously builds our superior-quality, energy-efficient homes.