​NRECA filed comments on the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) proposal for energy conservation standards for manufactured housing. NRECA supports DOE efforts to improve the energy efficiency of manufactured housing. Electric cooperatives are committed to finding cost-effective solutions that help their consumer-members save money. Our members' experience shows the most effective way to both improve efficiency in manufactured homes and lead to lower electricity bills for their consumer-members is by upgrading to high-efficiency heat pumps in the heating systems of these homes up front, before the home is delivered. Incorporating energy efficient technologies in new manufactured homes makes sense and can represent a significant cost savings to co-ops and their consumer-members. It is critical, however, that efforts to drive improved energy efficiency do not sacrifice housing affordability for consumer-members who can least afford other alternatives.​