Building with Sustainability in Mind

At Clayton Home Building Group, we are committed to sustainable and environmentally conscious building methods that recycle, reuse and reduce waste.

One of the ways we focus on reducing our environmental impact is how we build our homes. We build indoors in a climate-controlled environment where we can monitor material usage and reduce waste, while making sure our process and workspaces are efficient. Many of our facilities strive to recycle or reuse materials such as cardboard, plastic, vinyl siding, scrap wood, scrap metal and more. By building efficiently we reduce the amount of waste involved in the home-building process.

CHBG - Sheetrock recycling bin at a home building facility

In 2021, Clayton hired William Jenkins, Clayton Home Building Group’s Director of Environment and Sustainability, to lead our national sustainability initiative. “Building a better tomorrow for our communities and the environment is core to our mission at Clayton,” Jenkins said.

CHBG - William Jenkins

Many of our home-building facilities participate in the ENERGY STAR® program through collaboration with the non-profit Systems Building Research Alliance (SBRA). ENERGY STAR® is an energy efficiency program administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE). Each ENERGY STAR® home we build is capable of being more energy efficient than a comparable home built to code without ENERGY STAR® certification.

“Contributing more ENERGY STAR® certified homes to the marketplace is a great achievement for Clayton’s sustainability initiative. It represents our commitment to build a more sustainable future for our customers and communities. Innovations in energy efficiency features make it possible for our homes to operate more efficiently than comparable homes built to code without those energy efficient features. This enables our customers to potentially reduce their consumption of energy and natural resources, which translates to less greenhouse gas emissions and reduced strain on their respective power grid,” said Jenkins. 

ENERGY STAR® and the ENERGY STAR® mark are registered trademarks owned by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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