Green Building is becoming an increasingly widespread, worldwide initiative as we strive to improve our environment and protect our resources and as we study ways to improve our methods and materials, it becomes apparent that building off-site in a controlled environment using modular construction methodology provides many inherent green advantages over conventional construction methods.
One major green factor of Modular Construction is less on-site disruption.
According to the U.S. and Canadian Green Buildings Councils initiative, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)*, Sustainable Sites include Reduced Site Disturbance and Erosion and Sediment Control. With modular construction, there is far less construction on site so the area is much cleaner, meaning fewer pollutants of dust and particulate matter and fewer disturbances to the existing surroundings during construction. Shorter time, cleaner areas and significantly reduced activity on the site also mean better safety and security for your project, with less disruption to your day-to-day business and the surrounding community. Because modules are shipped to the site up to 90% completed, this allows for construction to occur in those tight urban spaces. With traditional site construction, this wouldn’t be possible.