Modular buildings are considered more LEED friendly & sustainable than traditional construction reasons are :
• Less material waste. The controlled factory environment where modular buildings are made leads to less waste. Materials not used are easily recycled or repurposed, decreasing the amount of waste that goes to landfills.
• Less site disturbance. Off-site modular construction has less disruption, carbon emissions & noise pollution to the building site & surroundings.
• Less material exposure to inclement weather. Many of the indoor air quality issues that arise with new construction result from high moisture levels in the framing materials. Because modular is constructed in a factory controlled setting where dry materials are used, the potential for high levels of moisture being trapped in the newly constructed facility is greatly reduced.
• Design Flexibility & adaptability when less new buildings are constructed, less raw materials are used and less energy is expended. Superior quality control of modular building and reduced waste, provides faster completion time, site-built construction.
“Time is money”