Buildings

What makes modular greener?

There are numerous definitions of sustainability. The bottom line is to: “minimize the impact of development on the environment both now and in the future.” This means that modular structures are inherently more sustainable than those built using traditional methods — and they meet this definition at every stage of their manufacture, installation, long-term use and reuse.


Consider the facts

Monitored and controlled, in-plant modular manufacturing techniques create less impact on the environment. Modular structures are “tighter,” meeting newer energy codes using higher insulation values throughout the building envelope. Together with high-efficiency HVAC systems, Low-E glazing, and low VOC paints, SMM buildings are designed to exceed ASHRE 90.1-2004 energy code requirements.


Compare with on-site construction

Fewer greenhouse gases are emitted during the manufacture and transport of a modular structure when compared with months of equipment and vehicle use at a traditional construction site. And, because modular structures are cost-effectively relocated, they can be reused or repurposed rather than scrapped—adding more waste to landfills.