Originally posted on http://www.abs10.com/3-ways-modular-construction-eco-friendly/
As the population of our planet continues to rise, so does our carbon footprint, and these days, more and more people are making efforts to limit waste and improve sustainability. And while traditional construction projects and environmental friendliness don’t exactly go hand-in-hand, portable buildings are a viable way to meet your construction needs while limiting waste and maximizing eco-friendliness. Here are just a few ways portable buildings and modular construction is eco-friendly.
Why Modular Construction Is Eco-Friendly:
Many people don’t realize this, but modular buildings are completely reusable. That means they can be set up in a matter of just a few days, use for all intents and purposes, and ready for its next location. With a controllable manufacturing environment, modular construction has fewer weather delays or damage than traditional construction allowing projects to be completed 40% faster. There is much less time and money with managing materials. This is because they’re so versatile in so many different ways.
Mass production happens for modular construction materials with less energy than normal construction components. Portable buildings also allow for faster construction times. Smartcitiesdive.com says, “Reduced construction time results in effective use of energy and resources and very little construction waste. Some might argue that a substantial amount of energy might be in need to build and manufacture these units. Counter argument is that there is a reduction of construction time, effort and energy in the case of modular buildings.”
Surprisingly, modular-constructed buildings produce less waste than their traditionally constructed counterparts. In fact, produced in one-fifth the time and at half the cost of site-built homes, manufactured housing assembled in a controlled, factory environment uses fewer materials and generates 35%-40% less waste than comparable site-built units.
Ultimately, these are just a few of the many ways modular and portable buildings contribute to sustainability. They’re reusable, more efficient with energy, and produce less waste to manufacture and transport. For more information about modular homes and buildings, contact ABS.