Building a new house from scratch takes a lot of time, effort and energy. It costs a lot of money as well. And if you are environmentally conscious and want your house to be eco-friendly, you have even more factors to take into consideration. The best solution for such a situation is an eco modular home. These homes are prefabricated so they don’t take a lot of time to build, unlike conventional houses. Such home would be installed according to your specifications on your lot and during the process of its assembling, there is a cut down on the expenses that come with the building process. This and several more reasons is why environmentally conscious people need to consider this solution. So, let’s take a look at the most important ones.
Well-designed eco modular homes would be those built with recyclable and sustainable materials – bamboo floors, low VOC paint, products which don’t contain formaldehyde, adhesives and sealants and timber sourced from a sustainable plantation forest. No toxins or harmful chemicals are released from the sustainable construction of green modular homes, which is why they are becoming a more and more popular trend across the world. Moreover, by adding a solar-based water heating system, eco modular homes save water since they can reduce a household’s energy consumption. Also, adding a water filter system in an area of high rainfall is a great way to re-use the natural water.
These homes can reduce the consumption of energy by up to 72% by using renewable sources of energy like solar and wind. When a household’s heating, cooling, ventilation and lighting needs are provided in this way, the electricity bills are significantly lower. Eco modular houses have a passive design which is in accordance with the sustainable building standard that relies on the local climate to maintain a comfortable temperature in the home. By using passive design principles, approximately 40% of a household’s entire energy consumption (otherwise utilized for heating and cooling) can be cut to almost zero. In addition, the eco modular homes reduce the home’s dependency on coal-powered electricity by using natural light. The use of low-energy light bulbs like LEDs or CFLs makes the green home even greener as they are more energy-efficient and durable.
As modular homes are carefully planned and pre-assembled, waste is reduced to a minimum. With less travelling to and from building sites and less wastage, modular homes are kind to the environment from the outset. It is estimated that the prefabrication of frames, trusses and other parts of the homes can reduce waste by 52%. Also, the unused wood in the building process is usually recycled as fuel in the factory.