How amazing would it be to live in your dream home, pay less in energy bills, and have a positive impact on the environment? Modular homes make this possible. Because modular builders use and waste much less raw material and manufacture and ship in large amounts, modular construction is almost always more environmentally friendly than traditional construction. Discussed below are some ways in which modular construction is environmentally friendly and some tips for living as green as possible.
Modular homes are created with factory precision. The seams of modular homes fit together better than those of traditional site-built homes. This means much less outside air can make it into the house. The temperature and air quality are therefore kept stable. Modular construction is also well-suited for efficient insulation use.
Because modular construction is so airtight, it is important to make sure the house is well ventilated, or else the air will get stale. It is therefore advisable to have a vent in every room in the house. In modular homes, each module has its own floor, ceiling, and walls joined together with their neighboring modules. This means that the house is effectively broken up into separate, well-insulated sections, so you can heat and cool your house by zone. So why heat or cool the whole house all day when you’re only using your bedrooms at night or the kitchen during the day? By heating and cooling individual rooms instead of the whole house at a time, you can save tons of money on your energy bill.
By building green with modular construction, you are entitled to Energy Star certification and a 30% tax credit on the cost of purchasing and installing items that use and produce green energy.
With modular living, therefore, everyone wins. So why not take the first step towards building your custom modular home? If prefab homes have ever crossed your mind, contact Nashua Builders today.
Elitzer, J. (2015). Green Living with Modular Homes. Modular Homeowners.