The many lives of an adaptable building
A dynamic modular building is designed to be adaptable throughout its lifecycle, whether that means downsizing or expanding the building as space needs change – or ultimately reusing and recycling parts.
There is still much to be done to make industrial production more sustainable. That’s why we invest in regular product development and CO2 reduction in our day-to-day work, and work closely with our partners and customers to make more sustainable material choices. We invest in recyclable and high-quality building materials and aim to minimise waste at the design stage of a building.
In addition to energy efficiency, we reduce the carbon footprint over the lifetime of the building by using long-lasting building materials. So, it pays to reduce wear and tear and repair costs during use by choosing high quality materials. Examples include aluminium-framed windows and doors, durable facade and roof coatings, and easy-to-maintain ventilation systems. At the end of the lifecycle, we reduce the impact on the climate by reusing and recycling materials and components.
THE BENEFITS OF ADAPTIVE BUILDING
There is a lot of talk about avoiding temporary accommodation, which can cost millions of euros in the worst cases alone. With modern modular construction, you can create a permanent, high-quality building in the same time and for the same money. Adaptive construction can ensure the lifecycle ecology of buildings by cost-effectively constructing energy-efficient and sustainable buildings. Our buildings can be quickly downsized, upsized, and reused. A building can serve several different purposes during its lifecycle, for example, migration and ageing populations in cities and communities can affect the provision of services and further increase the need for space.
Our industrially manufactured steel cell modules are highly airtight, which means that less energy than usual is used to heat the buildings. Our buildings are well below the requirements of the best energy class A. And let’s not forget that energy efficiency is also affected by wasted space. Modular construction is the best option when designing buildings to maximise the use of space and minimise waste.
All our buildings, such as day-care centres, schools, and hospitals, have in common exceptionally low energy consumption, safe indoor air, good sound insulation and flexibility. Our rapid construction techniques mean that a new building can be built in a matter of months, eliminating the need for temporary space, and saving unnecessary costs.
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