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Basics & Theory

MHABC: How Manufactured Homes Are Buiilt
Manufactured Housing Association of British Columbia Describes how manufactured homes are built.

US HUD: Home Builders Guide To Manufactured Housing
US Department of housing & Urban Development online guidebook provides conventional builders and land developers with an introduction to manufactured housing, focusing on differences between manufactured and conventional homes that are likely to be encountered in practice.
Industry Sectors

CMHI: Canadian Manufactured Housing Institute
Canadian Manufactured Housing Institute is the trade association for the factory-built housing industry in Canada.

MHA-BC: Manufactured Housing Association Of BC
Manufactured Housing Association of BC is the trade association representing the mobile & modular home construction and sales industry of BC.
Information Sources

Foremost: Homeowner Guides To Mobile Home Repair
Foremost Insurance offers information for mobile home repairs including exterior, interior, and seasonal.
Issues & Performance

CMHC: Renovating Mobile Homes For Energy Savings
Canada Mortgage & housing fact sheet on mobile home energy efficiency upgrades covers draftproofing, ceiling/roof insulation, windows, basements and crawlspaces, exterior doors and heating systems. (PDF)

CMHI: Canadian Factory Construction Standards
Canadian Manufactured Housing Institute describes the CSA standards that cover factory-constructed buildings in Canada.

NIST: Ventilation Characterization Of New Manufactured House
US National Institute of Standards and Technology research paper Ventilation Characterization of a New Manufactured House describes the measurement results including envelope and duct airtightness, ventilation system airflow rates, and whole house air change rates under different ventilation configurations and weather conditions. (PDF)

Saturn: Purchasable Book On Mobile Home Energy Efficiency
Saturn Resource Management book Your Mobile Home educates homeowners about energy conservation and efficiency for mobile and manufactured homes. $32 USD

US DOE: Advances in Energy-Efficiency Practices for Manufactured Homes
US Department of Energy report Field Evaluation of Advances in Energy-Efficiency Practices for Manufactured Homes evaluated whole-building approaches and estimated the relative contributions of select technologies toward reducing energy use related to space conditioning in new manufactured homes. (PDF)

US DOE: Energy Efficient Manufactured Homes
US Department of Energy provides information and resources on energy efficient manufactured homes.

US DOE: Energy Efficient Manufactured Housing Program Specification Development
US Department of Energy research Energy Efficient Manufactured Housing Program Specification Development identified and developed combinations of cost-effective high performance building assemblies and mechanical systems that can be readily deployed in the manufacturing setting. (PDF)

US DOE: High Performance Manufactured Home Development
US Department of Energy Report Northwest Energy Efficient Manufactured Housing Program: High Performance Manufactured Home Prototyping and Construction Development explores technical feasibility of shell modifications, new wall assemblies with reduced thermal bridging, new roofline designs and insulation, HVAC, and DHW. (PDF)

US DOE: Zero Energy Ready Manufactured Home
US Department of Energy case study describes the first manufactured home built to their Zero Energy Ready Home standard.

US HUD: US Regulatory Barriers To Manufactured Housing Placement In Urban Communities
US Department of Housing & Urban Development study Regulatory Barriers to Manufactured Housing Placement in Urban Communities examines the scope and severity of state and local regulatory barriers to manufactured housing placement within CDBG-eligible communities.
Procedures

US DOE: Four Novel Roof Designs For Energy-Efficient Manufactured Homes
US Department of Energy report Field Evaluation of Four Novel Roof Designs for Energy-Efficient Manufactured Homes to see how each design reduced space-conditioning energy use so that the knowledge gained could be applied to new manufactured homes. (PDF)

US HUD: Design For Cold-Formed Steel Framed Manufactured Home
US Department of Housing & Urban Development report summarizes results of first phase of a multiphase effort to assess viability of substituting steel for wood as structural skeleton of homes built under the HUD manufactured home standards. The research focuses mainly on structural design, thermal conductance, and cost issues.

US HUD: Guide For Permanent Foundations For Manufactured Housing
US Department of Housing and Urban Development guide for approving HUD-code manufactured homes on permanent foundations provides technical information, recommendations, and tables of analytical data, expanding and clarifying the definition of a permanent foundation. 1996

US HUD: Guide To Foundation & Support Systems For Manufactured Homes
US Department of Housing & Urban Development agency guide describes various foundation systems for manufactured homes and how to choose an appropriate one for your application. (PDF)
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