With Modular homes gaining speed in the housing market, it is becoming increasingly evident that they are not only more economical but also environmentally friendlier when compared to their traditional counterparts. Modular or pre fabricated (pre fab) homes represent a culmination of new age technology sprinkled with innovation. These homes often showcase the latest in green architecture using renewable sources of energy like solar energy via solar panels, rainwater systems and even utilizing recycled materials. Unlike a traditional construction site, a modular construction site stresses on a strict zero waste policy. All modular homes are built according to specific measurements in a factory setting, which reduces wastage significantly. Everything to the last bits of unused wood and metal is recycled, with some companies even giving out their sawdust to local farmers for animal bedding. For all these reasons and more, a sustainable future might just be modular.
Industry experts are currently working towards self-sufficient modular homes that can reduce the total energy consumption of a household by up to 70%. These homes would be powered by solar panels to reduce their dependence on energy grids, and also work on storing excess energy in batteries. As a future source of income, this excess energy can also be sold back to the main grid, optimizing green energy usage all around. Better insulation during construction, which then enables central temperature control, can also reduce energy consumption. Our experts at Metrika are an excellent source of information for ways to reduce your carbon footprints and make your lifestyle more environmentally friendly by helping you chose your fittings as well as the layout of your house.
For most of the last century around the world, modular homes have been touted as the ‘next big thing’. Unfortunately due to misconceptions and pre-conceived notions, this revolutionizing method of construction has received quite the bad rep. With modular homes making economic as well as environmental sense, this future seems a whole lot more sustainable than the current on-site construction practice. This gathering green movement might just be the catalyst that the pre fab market requires to change those notions and rewrite the story of modular homes.