The home building industry contributes significantly to environmental issues. According to the Green Building Resource Centre, a “typically built” 1700 square foot wood frame house requires the equivalent of clear cutting one acre of forest. Source: http://www.globalgreen.org/
Prefabricated and modular construction methods, in comparison, are actually very green and sustainable. Sheri Koones, author of the book Prefabulous and Almost Off the Grid, was recently interviewed for an article in the Edmonton Journal and she stated, “Prefab homes are much more efficient and environmentally friendly. There is so much less waste in the manufacturing process. Any excess materials can be recycled into other homes and sent back to the manufacturer instead of ending up in the dumpster.” Source: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/; http://www.sherikoones.com/
In his article, Modular Homes are Naturally Green and Sustainable, John Connell – Design Director at Connor Homes states “To suggest that prefab homes are green simply because they reduce waste is like saying insulation is a great way to reduce noise – it’s only the proverbial tip of the iceberg!”
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