Sustainability is one of the key features and benefits of a modular home over traditional construction. This is achieved using highly efficient construction process that results in quicker completion of the homes. Such increased efficiency and speed of construction ensures that the environmental issues related to construction of homes are minimized largely.
The sustainable construction practices employed in modular homes is particularly important in reducing the impact on the environment. All these have contributed to the increasing popularity of modular homes among buyers. Below are some of the reasons for the sustainability of modular homes over traditional construction.
Modular homes have many advantages over traditional housing construction, mainly in reducing the overall time involved in the completion of the building. They are constructed in a controlled factory environment, which ensures that all the works are completed simultaneously, thereby reducing the time involved. The completed modules are then transported to the site with pre-fitted electrical system, plumbing heating, doors, and windows.
One of the major advantages of modular offsite construction is that it can reduce up to 90 percent of the waste generated. This is significantly lower than traditional construction, where the waste amounts are much higher.
Besides, the materials employed for the construction of modular homes are recyclable. This has immense benefits for the environment, as they are highly adaptable and flexible to the needs of the homeowner, and are easily transportable without disturbing the surrounding environment.
The process of building a modular home requires 67 percent less energy when compared to a traditional home construction. In addition to the minimal usage of energy during the construction, the building also remains highly energy efficient throughout.
This is because most of the modular homes have sustainable energy efficient systems like solar panels, energy efficient glass, etc. There is also a significant reduction of the carbon footprints in the offsite construction of modular homes.
Because of its construction in a controlled environment, modular homes have excellent build quality. The construction methods employed for designing and building provides the necessary sustainability standards like high-end traditional construction.
Cost savings is another important benefit associated with modular home construction. This is the result of the reduced manufacturing time as well as the other important aspects of the building process.