Healthy Homeowner, Healthy Earth
"Green building" and "healthy homes" are practically catch phrases in today's building industry. These two areas often overlap - with healthy
home materials also being kinder and gentler to the surrounding environment. Green and healthy building usually take into consideration lot
preparation and design, resource efficiency (techniques that optimize use of building materials, as well as waste management), energy and
water efficiency and indoor environmental quality and comfort (including moisture management and ventilation).
Energy efficiency. Another key benefit is the energy efficiency of each modular home. Because of the building techniques used in a factory
environment, modular manufacturers have the ability to insulate areas where air penetration may be of major concern.
Because of the material-resource use and the energy efficiency of the factory-production process, a modular home can get a builder halfway to
LEED certification just by taking it off the truck. Additional green features can be added at the factory, where recycling is an obsession. The
green advantage is a driving force in modular's growing appeal. Modular homes are built in a controlled setting with a full-time crew: no
weather delays, storm damage or labor diversions. The process is friendly to the environment. There’s less energy consumption because
workers are not traveling to the site for 12 to 15 months.
What is LEED?
The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System™ is the nationally accepted benchmark for the
design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to
have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by
recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency,
materials selection, and indoor environmental quality. This system is established by the U.S. Green Building Council.
Go to a traditional stick-built job site and you will see a large dumpster full waste, or worse yet, a large pile of garbage. We recycle as much job
site waste as possible. All scrap wood, plastic, paper, metal, and cardboard is brought to a recycling facility, and does not end up in a landfill.
More House. Less Money.