Offsite Environmental Policy

  Efficiency and quality-control benefits  Our fabrication and assembly of building components takes place in our controlled setting optimized for manufacturing, and the processes of design, manufacturing, and construction are more tightly integrated, capturing efficiencies not achievable through conventional methods
  Reduction in waste  Our construction methodology cuts net waste in half compared to conventional construction. The optimized conditions of the fabrication facility result in a reduction in the incidence of errors, and accidental damage. We have implemented lean production principles and other strategies to better control inventory.
  Reduction in energy use for construction  Construction energy use can be reduced during the fabrication phase of a modular approach because we are able to control energy use and emissions than conventional construction sites. Modular requires far fewer workers onsite, for a much shorter period, so onsite energy use for such things as transport and accommodation of workers, as well as for power tools, plant, and site-wide lighting will be much reduced.
  Reduction in transportation-related impacts  Modular construction reduces transport emissions and other transportation-related impacts— like noise and air pollution. Modular construction reduces the total number of deliveries to sites by 90% and decreased the average travel distance of workers to the site.
  Reduction in life-cycle embodied energy and carbon  The total amount of materials used for a modular will be slightly greater than for an equivalent, conventionally construction as each module requires an enhanced frame/bracketry and from a life-cycle perspective, the amount of material waste saved by the modular construction process more than offsets the increased structural material used. The robust structure supports a longer life cycle, so the energy and carbon cost of its construction can be amortized over a longer period.
  Support of adaption, reuse, and recycling  We incorporate “plug and play” flexibility that allows buildings to be easily and more affordably adapted, modified, or disassembled into components that can be reused or de- constructed for recycling. Modularity at the systems level contribute toward making our buildings more flexible and adaptable, and therefore more future proof.
  Reduction in operational impact  Our production allows for much tighter tolerance and supports improvements in precision, quality, sealing, and thermal and allows for a greater degree of testing, commissioning, and verification. This all contributes to increased and more reliable thermal performance and reducing operational costs by 15% to 20%.
  Covid and pandemic issues  As 99% of our production is carried out in controlled conditions, we can fully comply with all good working practices and maintaining all aspects of social spacing required that would not be possible on a traditional build
  Reduction of indoor environmental quality issues  The factory-based production allows for a longer period of off-gassing of VOCs from adhesives, sealants, and finishes before occupancy. The potential for high levels of moisture to collect in materials is much less likely when the building’s components are produced in a factory.
  Improved, safer working conditions  Modular construction is generally safer for our workers, they are exposed to fewer risks than workers on a conventional building site, where they are generally required to work in outdoor conditions, in the presence of heavy machinery, and at height.
  Significant construction cost savings  The main financial benefits of modular construction are derived from the increased speed of construction.  Our approach commonly reports a 20%—30% reduction in the time required to construct and commission a modular building. Consequently, there are also reductions in financing costs.