Green building is a practice of using sustainable materials and designs in new construction. Modular homes by their very nature are green. They are assembled in an enclosed indoor environment which contributes to reduced waste of materials at the factory due to their recycling efforts. The environmental impact at the job site and on the community is lessened also because it is built off site.
We are committed to using wood products from lumber companies that practice sustainable forestry methods and we are committed to recycling and using renewable materials whenever possible. Our standard Green offerings include Low E, Argon filled Energy Star Windows, R19 insulation in 2″x6″ walls, low flow toilets and low VOC paint. Make your home even more environmentally friendly through options such as R49 ceiling insulation and tankless hot water heating systems.
Certified Green Homes
Custom Modular Homes of LI is certified for the Green Building Standards of the N.A.H.B (National Association of Home Builders).
The National Green Building Standard™ certification provides independent, third-party verification that your home is designed and built to achieve high performance in six key areas: Site Design, Resource Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality, and Building Operation & Maintenance.
Our homes are Energy Star rated meeting or exceeding all local codes
Modular houses are “sealed” tighter and have less energy lost than site built construction. This is due to the stringent inspections by third parties, as well as the increased skill of the workers, who often specialize in a single housing detail. Higher quality construction will increase the effectiveness of the heating and cooling systems in your house. It will also help increase the longevity of the house itself.
A modular home has less construction waste. Because each home, however unique, is made of prefabricated pieces that may be the same for hundreds of homes, companies often buy precut lumber. Other materials can be ordered in precise quantities, lowering waste during construction. Also, many companies employ workers that have more training than the average construction team, meaning less material waste due to mistakes.
There are less trucks traveling on the roads to and from your site, limiting carbon emissions and minimizing additional trash from the numerous sub-contractors who are necessary on a site built job.