DOE Seeks Industry Feedback on Standard Work Specifications for Energy Upgrades in Manufactured Housing
January 26, 2012
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today invited energy efficient product manufacturers, manufactured housing experts, and other home performance industry stakeholders to review and comment on its Standard Work Specifications for Manufactured Housing. Developed under DOE’s Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project, the specifications are voluntary guidelines that outline minimum requirements for high-quality energy upgrades in manufactured housing. The industry review period will remain open through February 3, 2012.
The Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project is a collaboration between DOE and the home construction and energy upgrade industry to support high-quality home energy upgrade work through voluntary standard work specifications, accredited training programs, and a national worker certification program. In addition to the Standard Work Specifications for Manufactured Housing, specifications are under development for single-family and multifamily housing.
Strong industry involvement is essential to the success of the Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project and the Standard Work Specifications for Manufactured Housing. The industry review and comment period offers an opportunity for industry to review the latest specifications and provide feedback through an online tool. This industry review will be followed by a public comment period.
The online commenting tool is designed to enhance the user experience by allowing individuals to create user accounts to manage and monitor all comments made through the standard work specifications development process. A list of frequently asked questions and a point of contact are listed on the site for user support.
For more information on the DOE Guidelines for Home Energy Professionals project and the Standard Work Specifications for Manufactured Housing, visit the project website or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy invests in clean energy technologies that strengthen the economy, protect the environment, and reduce America's dependence on foreign oil.