Clayton Homes Earns More ENERGY STAR® Leadership in Housing Awards from EPA Than Any Other Homebuilder

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee – Clayton Homes was recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Systems Building Research Alliance and the Manufactured Housing Institute with five 2009 ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Awards. Three of those awards went to Oregon building facilities in Hermiston, Albany and Stayton. No other home builder received as many of the prestigious awards as Clayton Homes.

The ENERGY STAR Leadership in Housing Awards recognize housing companies that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. Clayton built over 2000 homes that were ENERGY STAR rated in 2008 – which requires at least a 30 percent improvement on energy efficiency.

Of the 19 awards handed out this year, five of them went to Clayton. In addition to the three Oregon locations, Clayton was recognized for its building facilities in Lewistown, Pennsylvania and Buckeye, Arizona. The awarded Clayton facilities build homes under the Golden West Homes, Karsten Homes, Marlette Homes and Schult Homes trade names.

Clayton, the nation's largest homebuilder, has built 1.5 million homes since the company was founded 75 years ago. Clayton homes are precision-built in 35 state-of-the-art, climate-controlled facilities, located throughout the United States.