“Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose, and Recycle.” It’s more than just a mantra: It’s an essential value that should inform how companies do business. For businesses in need of temporary space for their projects, modular buildings help contribute to a circular and sustainable economy by reducing material usage and emissions. Below are a few reasons why modular buildings can be an ideal sustainable solution for projects in construction, hospitality, education, retail and business.
THE SUSTAINABLE BENEFITS OF MODULAR CONSTRUCTION
Sustainability is about stewardship for the next generation. Over the long-term, modular buildings are an effective way to reduce environmental impact. Among their main benefits are their reusable materials, their minimal-emission supply chain and their energy efficiency.
REUSABLE CONSTRUCTION MATERIALS
Unlike conventionally built structures, modular buildings can be repurposed to adapt to different needs and situations. These prefabricated units comply with all the same building codes and standards while delivering lasting functionality comparable to permanent structures. Reusing modular buildings in new locations offsets the materials and energy consumed in their initial build and reduces the need for new raw materials.
A GREEN APPROACH TO CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS
Modular buildings are built in a controlled environment and then transported to wherever needed. At WillScot in particular, an expansive network of over 240 branches allows us to provide modular units locally, reducing the amount of transportation a unit needs to reach its destination. This in turn reduces scope-three emissions from the reduction of transportation. Simultaneous in-factory prefabrication and on-site preparation cuts the time to completion by as much as 50 percent. Modular construction sites also have less disruption in the form of dust, construction waste and noise.
LOW ENERGY CONSUMPTION
Modular buildings can include energy-efficient enhancements and systems: innovations that promote green lifestyles while keeping costs low. Our FLEX modular buildings have motion-activated LED lighting and dual-paned windows to make modular classrooms, construction office trailers and other modular buildings more energy efficient.
MODULAR BUILDINGS DEMONSTRATE A COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABILITY
Modular building usage is on the rise. Reusable and adjustable structures deliver great functionality, cost savings and sustainability to any project by saving resources every step of the way. These characteristics are becoming a high priority to consumers and businesses. If your company is serious about sustainability, modular buildings are a leading solution.
WillScot Mobile Mini has built its business with sustainability as a top priority for decades: Our office and storage units are designed to be reused, relocated, reconfigured and refurbished. Circular by design, our lease-and-renew business model helps our customers achieve their sustainability goals by reducing material usage, emissions, and costs.
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