We’re all concerned about our environment (or should be) and how we can cut back on landfill waste. What we do in our personal and professional lives through the decisions we make to be part of the solution, not the problem, can make all the difference. Kermit the Frog said, “It’s not easy being green!” Well, maybe not, but it’s also not impossible. Even whole buildings can be recyclable!
What makes a prefabricated building more environmentally-friendly versus traditional construction? The main difference is in the process in which the building is constructed and placed on site, rather than the building itself. A greener construction process reduces impact on the environment.
The modular building is constructed inside a factory then transported to the building site, as opposed to a traditional construction site, where daily traffic makes the area an ecological mess. Plus, the efficient system of procurement, storage, and usage of building materials used at the modular factory means less material waste to the landfill. (According to the EPA, the total Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) in the US rose from 88 million tons in 1960 to over 254 million tons in 2013. You can learn more about solid waste statistics here.) Also, the off-site building process at the factory can occur contemporaneously with civil process at the construction site prior to delivery of the prefabricated building, resulting in a typically shorter construction schedule and ultimately less stress on the environment.
Finally, in addition to considering the process of prefabrication, consider the final product’s recyclability. A high quality prefabricated building can be enjoyed for decades then disassembled and moved to a new site. And what’s greener than that?
Nashua Builders constructs high quality prefabricated office buildings, prefabricated multi-family buildings, modular hotels and motels, modular schools and classroom buildings, as well as remote housing–all in about half the time as traditional construction–and while using a process that’s so much greener! Now what do you think, Kermit?
If you are considering investing in a high quality prefabricated building, give Nashua Builders a call at 1-855-766-0222, or visit our website.