Palm Harbor Homes Partnerships

PHH Factory Originally under the EEIH program and now under BAIHP, FSEC has collaborated with Palm Harbor Homes offering building science advice and conducting diagnostic testing, including infrared camera inspections. As a result, PHH added return air transfer ducts to minimize pressure imbalances in the conditioned space and is now testing duct leakage on every home in every factory with Duct Blaster equipment.


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With FSEC guidance, PHH Plant City produced the world's first two HUD-code Energy Star homes in 1997. Since then, EPA has implemented an Energy Star factory certification procedure which involves both testing in the factory and at home sites. The procedure verifies consistent factory production of Energy Star level manufactured homes.


Nine Palm Harbor factories have completed certification under the new Energy Star guidelines for manufactured homes. The links below provide more information on plant certification.

Energy Star Certified Palm Harbor Plants
Plant Location
Certification Date
Plant City, Florida

April 2002

Sabina, Ohio
June 2002
Austin, Buda, Ft.Worth & Burleson, Texas
June 2003
Boaz, Alabama
September 2003
Albemarle, North Carolina
December 2003
La Grange , Georgia
December 2003