Clayton, the manufactured home building division of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A), announced it will start production on residential manufactured homes that meet U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Zero Energy Ready Home specifications by January 1, 2024.
All Clayton DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes will be equipped with enhanced energy-efficient features, such as a Rheem hybrid heat pump water heater, low-E windows with argon gas, SmartComfort by Carrier high efficiency heat pump or gas furnace, ENERGY STAR certified appliances, LED lighting throughout, an Ecobee smart thermostat and additional insulation.
By Jan. 1, 2024, Clayton plans to have 39 manufactured home building facilities nationwide that are DOE certified and building homes to DOE Zero Energy Ready Home specifications. The Omaha-based company showcased its new DOE Zero Energy Ready Homes (pictured above) during this weekend’s 2023 Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders Meeting.
“We are driven to make energy efficient homes an attainable option for home buyers across the country,” said CEO Kevin Clayton. “Energy efficiency is crucial for lowering monthly utility costs and maintaining long-term affordability.”