First-Of-Its-Kind “Green” Manufactured Home Offered By Modular Lifestyles, Inc.

Ojai, California
 
Modular Lifestyles, Inc., is once again leading the manufactured housing industry by providing an unprecedented home design option that is energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and affordable. In partnership with a leading manufactured home builder, Modular Lifestyles just announced the construction of a “Green” factory built home that exceeds, for the first time ever, the >15% efficiency rating of the 2005 California Title 24 Code. The purpose of Title 24 is to improve public health, safety and welfare by enhancing the construction of buildings through utilizing design elements that result in a positive environmental impact. Additionally, Title 24 encourages sustainable construction practices in planning and design, energy efficiency, water efficiency and conservation, material conservation and resource efficiency, and improved air quality. Modular Lifestyles, after spending a year in design and development, will launch the first-of-its-kind manufactured home in Ojai, California in early October 2009.
 
The unique Modular Lifestyles’ home will produce it’s own electricity through the installation of a 2 KW solar electrical generation system. This system will result in a significant reduction in the living expenses of the homeowner, a senior gentleman who is looking to dramatically cut his monthly utility costs. After reviewing the data collected from a similar house built elsewhere in Southern California, the homeowner was so impressed that he immediately opened escrow on the home before building even began.
 
Modular Lifestyles, inspired by California’s “Solar Initiative”, went about designing an affordable solar powered house that meets the challenges of this initiative while reducing the owner’s utility bills to a fraction of the cost. They project that the owners’ electric bill should attain a level below the Tier 1 utilities baseline fee structure. Any extra electricity generated by the house will be fed back to the “grid” within the community it resides in, where it can then be used by its neighbors. The factory will also install “Energy Star” interior lighting systems, solar panels, an on-site rainwater collection system, water saver toilets, and a plethora of features that meet or exceed the new California wildfire code requirements. Additionally, drought tolerant landscaping and herb gardens will be watered via a drip irrigation distribution system that utilizes the captured rainwater. The home will be offered in multiple floor plans, and will be adaptable for building on land sites as well as in established manufactured home communities.
Featured Article written in
Ventura County Star September 2009 RE Section
 

Empty lot prior to build

 

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