A leader in the green preservation movement, Carl Elefante has long been an advocate of reusing existing structures to reduce environmental impact. His opinion is becoming more and more popular as society embraces a sustainable mindset.
Reduce, reuse, recycle. It’s a massive cultural change that impacts consumer buying habits and how companies do business. That’s why modular buildings are an ideal sustainable solution for projects in construction, hospitality, education, retail and business. Here are a few more reasons why:
- Reuse of construction materials
- Faster construction time
- Energy-efficient enhancements
- Reduced onsite impact
- Overall cost savings
The Sustainability Benefits of Modular Construction
Sustainability is about stewardship for the next generation. Over the long-term, modular buildings are a effective way to reduce environmental impact.
Reusable Construction Materials
Unlike conventionally built structures, modular buildings can be repurposed. 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 materials with subsequent uses.
A Green Approach to Construction Projects
Modular buildings are built in a controlled factory environment and then transported to wherever needed. Because they’re assembled away from the unpredictable elements of Mother Nature, modular projects less susceptible to schedule delays. And 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 often 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 energy efficient.
Modular Buildings Demonstrate a Commitment to Sustainability
Modular construction is on the rise. Reusable structures deliver great functionality, cost savings and sustainability to any project. These characteristics are becoming a high priority to consumers and businesses. If your company is serious about sustainability, modular buildings are a good solution.
Talk to one of our representatives today to learn more.