Energy-efficient and Grid-interactive Zero Carbon Manufactured Homes


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Energy-efficient and Grid-interactive Zero Carbon Manufactured Homes
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project goals are to demonstrate Zero Carbon Operation of advanced, all-electric manufactured homes with integrated PV and battery in low-income communities.

Contact Information

Bradley Meister
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Job Title
Senior Mechanical Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Ben Lomond, Lemon Grove
San Diego, Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
Blossom Lane and Cantron Drive
Other Location Info
265 Brown Gables Rd Ben Lomond 95005

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15303
Reasons for Exemption
This project will design, build, and install two prototype manufactured, single-family homes and temporarily measure the energy efficiency of them. The grant recipient will use innovative insulation panel based prefabricated envelope systems and state-of-the-art air sealing methods. The two manufactured homes will be placed in “urbanized areas” in Lemon Grove as defined in 14 CCR 15387. 14 CCR 15303 in part exempts “construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures.” It applies because it allows “One single-family residence…” and in “urbanized” areas it allows “up to three single-family residences may be constructed or converted under this exemption.” Here two of the homes are being installed in “urbanized areas” which are within the limits allowed under this exemption.

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 15306
Reasons for Exemption
14 CCR 15306 excludes basic data collection and research. The research portion of this work to design the prototype mobile homes will occur in existing offices. The manufacturing of the homes will be done in businesses already established and permitted to do such work. The data collection phase will use temporary measuring devices to collect and assess the energy efficiency of the new homes. For these reasons, this project is also exempt under this section.


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