Advancing Energy Efficiency in Manufactured Homes Through High Performance Envelope (REVISED)

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Advancing Energy Efficiency in Manufactured Homes Through High Performance Envelope (REVISED)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will integrate several advances in manufactured home design and construction that taken together will provide a model for how the industry can cost-effectively achieve the state's energy and fire safety goals. To achieve these goals, the project consists of two parallel and overlapping design-development tracks: innovative envelope (wall and roof) systems and comprehensive solutions for meeting requirements of Title 24. In crafting solutions, the team will focus on advancing envelope innovations that hold the promise of improving thermal performance without adding cost.

Contact Information

Jackson Thach
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Job Title
Mechanical Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Visalia, Yucaipa
San Bernardino, Tulare
Southern California
Cross Streets
West Beverly Drive
Other Location Info
12995 6th St., Yucaipa 92399

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15332
Reasons for Exemption
The project will build and test advanced manufactured home designs and construction in order to promote energy efficiency advances in the manufactured home industry. This project will build and install 3 mobile homes no more than 1,200 square feet each and temporarily collect data from them. The three single-family mobile homes will be divided up and placed in two different existing mobile home parks, and these projects sites are all of the following: (a) consistent with the applicable general plan designation and all applicable general plan policies as well as with applicable zoning designation and regulations; (b) within city limits on a site of no more than five acres substantially surrounded by urban uses; (c) on sites that have no value as habitat for endangered, rare or threatened species; (d) not going to result in any significant effects relating to traffic, noise, air quality, or water quality; and (e) adequately served by all required utilities and public services. Thus, they meet the requirements of 14 CCR 15332. The Energy Commission made CEQA findings pertaining to this project, including finding that it was categorically exempt under Title 14 CCR 15332 when grant agreement EPC-19-035 for this project was originally approved by the Commission on June 10, 2020. The currently proposed changes through this amendment involve changing the location of the two test sites. These changes will not result in any environmental impacts beyond those already considered by the Commission and do not change the applicability of the categorical exemption under 14 CCR 15332. This amended Notice of Exemption provides documentation of the test site changes and the CEC's analysis regarding CEQA.


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