Field Evaluation of Four Novel Roof Designs for Energy-Efficient Manufactured Homes

Stacey Rothgeb, J. Dentz, E. Levy, E. Ansanelli, P. Rath, D. Dadia, G. Barker, Stacey Rothgeb (NREL Technical Monitor)

Research output: NRELSubcontract Report


A five-bay roof test structure was built, instrumented and monitored in an effort to determine through field testing and analysis the relative contributions of select technologies toward reducing energy use in new manufactured homes. The roof structure in Jamestown, California was designed to examine how differences in roof construction impact space conditioning loads, wood moisture content and attic humidity levels. Conclusions are drawn from the data on the relative energy and moisture performance of various configurations of vented and sealed attics.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages59
StatePublished - 2015

Bibliographical note

Work performed by ARIES (Advanced Residential Integrated Energy Solutions) Collaborative, New York, New York

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/SR-5500-65437

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102015-4831


  • attic ventilation
  • Building America
  • diffusion vent
  • EE
  • EE
  • energy efficiency
  • HUD Code
  • manufactured homes
  • residential
  • residential buildings
  • sealed attic
  • vented attic


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