According to the USGBC, “buildings in the United States are responsible for 39% of CO2 emissions, 40% of energy consumption, 13% water consumption and 15% of GDP per year, making green building a source of significant economic and environmental opportunity.”
The word green is generally over used in society today and therefore we need to be specific when discussing “green” for any purpose. Green building advantages describe a better built environment, one that often exceeds code and excels in certain areas of contribution to conservation, efficiency, and human health and comfort. At Triumph Modular, we believe we can make a contribution by understanding the principles behind sustainable building practices. Basic elements of green design include air tight buildings with appropriate ventilation, high insulation values, use of renewable energy systems such as PV or wind to generate power used by the building, high efficiency HVAC systems and better use of natural daylight for both efficiency and a better environment.
The process we engage in to build a new building, whether for permanent use or one that uses permanent design but is capable of relocation, is a process that has many inherently eco-friendly benefits. Some of these benefits are: less material waste by reducing material procurement and protecting the materials from pilferage and the elements in a protected environment; cutting sub contractors’ time on site and limiting deliveries; and a shortened construction schedule mitigating overall risk and complexity associated with conventional construction.
Triumph has been fortunate to work with clients who have introduced green elements into their designs and we have often installed in “record time” which unleashes many of the inherent green advantages of the modular process.