Manufactured homes study

The manufactured home market offers an affordable housing option—and sometimes the only option—for many would-be homeowners. Residents of manufactured homes (also known as mobile homes) are more likely to be low-income than residents of other single-family homes, and energy costs may comprise a larger portion of their monthly expenses.

Seventhwave conducted a large-scale field study of Minnesota’s manufactured homes to identify energy savings potential and help inform energy efficiency programs that will save residents money. The study included a telephone survey of more than 600 residents of manufactured homes as well as detailed on-site data collection of nearly 100 homes.

Watch our webinar to learn about our research methodology and key findings. Download the final report from the Minnesota Department of Commerce, Division of Energy Resources.