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 are environmentally 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, used for all intents and purposes, and deconstructed and taken to its next location. With a controlled 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 spent on managing materials because they’re so versatile and can be used in so many different ways.
Modular construction materials are mass produced and able to be made 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. While some might argue that a substantial amount of energy might be needed to build and manufacture these units on such a large scale, but that can be countered with the argument that construction time, effort and energy is reduced considerably 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.