Entries by Steve

MHI National Energy Efficient Award 2018

April 2014 home built Recently completed a 2000 sq ft Modular Home on 3 acres in Paso Robles, CA. This is projected to operate at Practically ZERO utility cost in this climate zone. This Modular Home won a “CA ADVANCED HOME” rebate from PGE

New Book Release: Zero Net Energy Case Study Homes: Volume 1

If one were to try and build a better house. One must start with the building envelope for all residential housing to achieve Zero Net Energy (ZNE). It is financial risk for an architect, builder to prove the home performance prior to living in the home to the homeowner. Traditional construction has a history of […]

Cleaner Home

https://www.builderonline.com/building/building-science/nine-best-practices-for-building-a-healthier-home_o?utm_source=newsletter&utm_content=jump&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=BBU_032315&day=2015-03-23&he=e70aa86b73f18403597f3a7219cac0dffd622be9   I feel this article describes the type of home most people are demanding today. The article’s checklist is useful for those considering buying a new or used home.

I’M Home Conference

Nov 13, 2014 Speaking engagement on: The New Normal in Action: Energy Efficiency on the Ground https://imhomeconference.splashthat.com/

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA Newport Pacific Capital, Inc., and Modular Lifestyles, Inc. bring Off Grid living to LLC Communities

Newport Pacific Capital, a national full-service property management company catering to the MHP and RV/Marina industries, and affiliate Modular Lifestyles, Inc., teamed up with Cavco Industries to build an “off grid” home product that would help to change the old “trailer park” image of their industry.  The “Quest” Off Grid home has been travelling around […]

Modular Lifestyles homes have proven performance against existing HUD homes

As presented to MHI National Congress Workshop held April 28th, 2014 Comparison Study of a Santa Clarita, CA HUD homes. Santa Clarita is located in the Ca. Energy Commissions rank of 14 (16 being the harshest climate). It is a dry arid desert climate. The 2012/2013 Modular Lifestyles brand of proven high performance energy efficient […]

New Idea to Solar Orientation

South Exposure appears to operate less efficiently as Western Exposure has produced better results and improved production numbers Read Study https://www.energybiz.com/article/13/11/pecan-street-study-west-facing-solar-panels-better-summers-peak-power-demands Our experience in California home building has had similar results as well in Climate Zone 10 with 285 days of SUN.