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Environmentally conscientious initiatives

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Environmentally conscientious initiatives

As a national home builder, we're Driving change by embracing environmental responsibility. Diverting waste and recycling materials during the build process, building homes with energy-efficient features and forming impactful philanthropic partnerships are some of the many small steps we're taking today to incorporate sustainability at Clayton Home Building Group.®

The way we build

ISO® 14001 certification

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ISO® 14001 certification

Building off-site homes in a controlled environment allows us to focus on resource and production efficiencies that can help reduce our environmental impact.

All 40 Clayton Home Building Group home building facilities and 16 supply facilities are ISO® 14001:2015-certified, with established programs to continuously improve environmental performance to reduce waste, water and energy consumption while increasing recycling.

The homes we build

With residential homes generating 20% of US carbon emissions1, building energy-efficient homes is one way Clayton Home Building Group® is committed to Driving change by setting the standard for sustainability.

Energy-efficient eBuilt® homes

 

Energy-efficient eBuilt® homes

Meet the most energy-efficient home we’ve ever constructed: the Clayton eBuilt® home. So energy efficient, eBuilt® homes can cut annual home energy costs by up to 50%and are constructed so that homeowners can add a renewable solar energy system for even more savings.

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Net-zero homes

Net-zero homes

Imagine your home generating all the power it consumes. That’s called a “net-zero" home, and we debuted our first net-zero electricity prototype home in 2022. And many of the home’s features are available in Clayton Built® homes today.

ENERGY STAR® certified homes

ENERGY STAR® certified homes

Last year Clayton Home Building Group built 30,244 ENERGY STAR® certified homes, which ENERGY STAR® estimates will save Clayton homeowners more than $8.8 million dollars in total utility costs. That's because ENERGY STAR® homes on average are 20 percent more efficient than a traditional home.

And energy efficiency saves more than just money. The environmental impact of these 30,244 homes contributed to more than 99,000 barrels of oil avoided and reduced over 43,000 metric tons of CO2 emissions.

The future we build

Planting for our future

 

Planting for our future

We recognize our opportunity to Do good through impactful relationships with philanthropic organizations who share our values of environmental stewardship.

We partner with the Arbor Day Foundation® to help reforestation efforts around the country, planting native species trees in areas that have lost their natural forest cover. According to Arbor Day, these efforts help improve water and air quality, promote biodiversity and combat climate change.

1 PNAS.org: The carbon footprint of household energy use in the United States

2 energy.gov ZERH guidelines

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