Monday, April 22, 2013

Modular Housing Makes Green Part of Every Home

You hear the term "Green" associated with new home construction and if you're like the rest of us, you really don't have a clue as to what the term "Green" really means. There seem to be as many Green designations a builder can obtain as there are stars in the sky.

"Green" usually boils down to three things that people equate with going green. First can be as simple as saving on energy costs. New home buyers want to focus on energy-efficient appliances, weatherproof windows, good insulation, house wrap, etc. The modular home factories have been leaders in providing the newest innovations in energy-saving products and procedures.

Some buyers view green in terms of personal health issues. They want a home that uses nontoxic materials and tend to look for products that won't be a nightmare for their allergies. Again, the modular home industry has led the way with paint, carpet and glues that help these buyers.

Lastly, we have the home buyer that defines green as contributing to a sustainable future. Modular home factories build homes that cut waste, both at the factory and at the job site They use sustainable materials and cut down on carbon emissions by having less sub contractor traffic and fewer trucks visiting the jobsite.

Today is Earth Day. Go hug a modular home builder for their contribution to saving our planet.

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