12 Sep Eco-friendly Modular School Buildings. The green solution!
Looking to expand your school but worried about how you might impact the environment? Then, modular construction seems to be the way forward.
Have you ever considered that modular construction has so many benefits for you and the environment?
There are 6 key reasons for why modular construction is a sustainable alternative to the traditional building.
Read on for more.
1. Eco-friendly building materials
Throughout all processes, modular industry has adopted an environmental approach. This means that eco-friendly building materials such as heat treated ThermowoodTM can be used, lowering the environmental impact of prefabricated builds and reducing the overall waste consumption.
Modular buildings are built in a highly controlled environment, instead of on-site at a project location, hence the newly coined term ‘Offsite Construction’. Obsolete materials that would normally be sent to the rubbish dump, are now being recycled in other projects and for different purposes. Not only that, but the materials themselves are eco-friendly, right from day one of your project.
2. Reduced energy consumption
By going modular, energy consumption is reduced. Because the modules are build in a controlled environment, the energy poured into the assembly process is only marginal compared to what would happen when using traditional build. To add to this, the use of double glazed windows, heat/cool air conditioning and insulation, provide the building with greater energy efficiency, reducing heat loss and saving money on your heating bills. Recessed LED lighting means that you have brighter lights for those dark days and you have lights that are reliable and require low maintenance.
Modular buildings can be installed utilising the latest generation eco-friendly photovoltaic technologies and solar water heating systems to harvest energy from the sun, minimising energy consumption and reducing the overall impact on the environment.
Photovoltaic cell systems (PV) harness solar energy to generate electricity in order to run appliances and lighting. Solar water heating systems utilise heat from the sun to supplement conventional water heating installations, which typically rely upon considerable power consumption. Combining these renewable technologies into our leading modular and portable building designs, carbon footprints can be greatly offset.
Modular buildings are available in just weeks, helping schools who have a tight budget as well as reducing the impact on the local environment.
‘Speed is of the essence’ is displayed in a new light, when you have your modular eco-classroom installed. Your classroom is ready within weeks, allowing your students to learn in a vibrant, fresh environment that has been built with the environment in mind.
4. Less noise pollution
Because the eco building is completed in a factory, the construction site will require considerably fewer personnel than a traditional site would. Noise pollution is reduced dramatically because there is no need for building material deliveries, large numbers of staff or noisy on-site machinery. Besides benefiting the environment this means your students can carry on learning without being heavily distracted, and you receive less complaints and your building can be installed harmoniously and peacefully within the surrounding community.
5. CIF Funding
If you want to be successful with your CIF Funding, then, Eco modular construction is the ideal solution. In the last round of bidding eco-friendly propositions were more successful.
6. Running Costs
And to finish, did you know that an eco-modular building can cost you as little as 95p per day in running costs for a single classroom and last for 60 years, if not longer? Definitely worth the investment!!