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Lance Camper Mfg. Corp. announced in a press release that its truck campers and travel trailers received Certified Green designation by TRA Certification. According to a press releasae, Lance travel trailers and truck campers have earned the Emerald level of certification with optioned solar units receiving Emerald off-grid status.

“Lance is the first truck camper manufacture to earn green certification. We are excited to have such a forward-thinking company in the program,” said Mandy Leazenby, TRA Certification president. “Being an RV manufacturer in California comes with more strict requirements on product emissions, so Lance has always been ahead of the game.”

The builder’s manufacturing campus includes 420 solar panels, climate-controlled zoned heating & a/c, motion-controlled lighting mixed with natural lighting and extensive recycling. Lance campers are manufactured in Lancaster, Calif., which is the top solar producer in the country, according to Leazenby.

For their Green Certification, Lance units are evaluated in 4 categories, including resource efficiency, energy efficiency, water efficiency and indoor air quality.

Leazenby noted that Lance production recycles or reuses over 90% of manufacturing waste. The company also utilizes numerous jig and CNC systems to reduce waste and maximize material usage. Several materials are cut to size by the supplier, and many materials are shipped using reusable shipping containers. Lance RV construction contains very little wood, and the Euro-lite cabinets utilize poplar, which is sustainably harvested.

Leazenby said, “Lance is setting the standard for green very high and I’m hoping it excites other manufacturers to compete for green-ness! These products aren’t just built green; they’re built smarter.”