Factory-built, off-site construction practices make for greener buildings in several ways:
Material and resource efficient through controlled conditions, minimized material waste, tighter inventory controls and more effective management of project schedules.
Off-site construction often results in a reduction in construction waste.
Reduced water usage by utilizing low flow fixtures, dual flush toilets, low usage toilets and efficient water distribution designs.
Reduced energy usage by installing Energy Star listed windows and Energy Star lighting fixtures.
Efficient water distribution and pipe insulation.
High efficiency HVAC system.
Low VOC materials, paints, glues, and sealers with no added urea formaldehyde.
Use sustainable materials and products with recycled content.