VEIC Author
Alison Donovan
Date
01/03/15
Industry
Utilities
Partners & Clients
Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility (DESEU)

The need for affordable housing is as acute in Delaware as any other part of the United States. Housing affordability must include energy affordability, and for many Delawareans who have purchased mobile homes or manufactured homes, the benefits of low upfront purchase costs are degraded by high energy costs for decades. Mobile and manufactured homes have higher energy costs, and these costs often end up being a public cost as part of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP). There is now an alternative to mobile and manufactured homes, one that fits the footprint as a traditional manufactured home but which has energy characteristics that make it affordable for the long-term: a Zero Net Energy Manufactured Home Replacement (ZNE MH).

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