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The importance of Modular Houses for Environment

  • Earth is facing the greatest challenge of the century! Global warming has begun to radically alter the life of living species on earth while the human factor is helping the process through the contribution it is giving to the climate system. Carbon dioxide, which is absorbed by the trees, which is then released into oxygen, has never been before as today, and according to scientists, this change has started since the Industrial Revolution.

    Rising temperatures, melting glaciers, elevating sea levels, extreme natural events, all of this is due to global warming, which is being triggered by the careless actions of the human factor. On the other hand, it is a worrying fact that the massive growth of the world’s population, which, according to the analysis, results in the rise in population of at least 3 million people in the next twenty years. But what is really behind this data and why do they matter for the future of existence on earth?

    As is well known, the main building materials in the 21st century are iron and concrete, unlike the previous centuries, when clay and wood were used. Continued rising demand for housing and constant skyscraper construction has also increased demand for iron and concrete production. Today, in the world, there are hundreds of thousands of companies that produce these two materials, but what’s really their risk, obviously never came to mind. Iron represents about 3% of gas emissions, which today has reached record levels according to the World Meteorological Organization. Meanwhile, on the other hand, concrete represents about 5%. So, the contribution of the human factor to global warming, only through these two materials is 8%.

    The question that arises is: What is the importance of modular constructions?

    Environmentally-minded construction companies are always looking for ways to reduce emissions. That’s because it’s possible to build them in substantially less time than conventional structures, reducing the adverse environmental effects of the construction site itself. Modular homes, which are built inside the factory through panels, use wood as a mainstay. If wood takes carbon dioxide and releases oxygen, then our modular houses are expected to reduce the global warming rate by over 50%. According to research, it turns out that 1 cubic meter of wood is enough to save 1 ton of carbon dioxide. Wood, which is used as a building material, can save carbon dioxide within itself for hundreds of years. In addition, modular houses are eco-friendly, meaning that everything inside the factory is recyclable, thus enabling direct protection of the surrounding environment. Quality insulation with wood, which is the key element for energy efficiency, enables the modular wooden paneled house to be in good heat conditions during the winter and cool during the summer season.

    By thinking about long-term environmental sustainability as well as eco-friendly benefits, modular building construction sites are the clear choice for the future.