Tuesday, January 18, 2011


The lure of saving money and maybe saving the planet at the same time is starting to resonate with the new home buyer this year.  There is more interest in building a new home this year than in the past 3 years and going green is one of the reasons.

The new home prospects will be going to Home Shows all over the country this month through March looking for the latest products and home builders that promise they are the next "green" thing to own.  Like moths to a flame, these folks will go from booth to booth looking for someone to tell them they will save money on their electricity and heating supplies.  When they do find someone that can hold their attention with all the money they can save, they have been hooked and the only thing left to do is reel them in.

If you want to be on the forefront with new home prospects when they come up to your booth this year, you have to talk with your factory now.  Don't wait for the last minute to jump on the green band wagon.

Modular home factories are doing great things with energy savings through their Energy Star prepared homes and when it comes to building green and net-zero homes, there's nobody better than the modular industry.

I know that I pick on the modular factories that build those goofy looking homes that remind me of double wides but they really are getting into this whole green and net-zero thing.  Nationwide Homes is one company that has really advertised their green side and one trip to their website will show you that they are fully committed to green.
If you are a builder and want to get greener this year, call your sales rep and ask what the factory is doing for the good of the planet.

The modular housing industry can set the standard for green and net-zero.  We, as an industry, have to make our voices heard and let the home buying public know that we are leaders in green and net-zero.

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