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Green Building Tools for Tribes

Tribal Green Manufactured Housing

Green Manufactured Housing

Factory constructed home on site with solar panels and awnings over windows.Zero Energy Manufactured Home at the Nez Perce Fish Hatchery.Many tribal housing authorities and tribal members purchase manufactured housing. Manufactured houses (commonly known as mobile homes) are a type of prefabricated housing that are largely assembled in factories and then transported to sites of use.

Manufactured housing often has a relatively low initial purchase cost, but generally do have green building features such as ENERGY STAR appliances and lighting which can significantly reduce operating costs and environmental impacts.

Additional Resources

Workers deconstructing a mobile home - exposed rafters with now roof - sky visible

The Hoopa Valley Tribes' Modular Building Enterprise in-plant factory home building mission has three interconnected goals: affordable housing, job creation and job training.

Factory floor with several modular homes under construction
Closeup of modular home under construction on factory floor.
Workers on factory floor building a modular home.
Manufactured home being lifted off of a flatbed with a crane for installation on site.