When people think about environmentalism and going green, very few people think of the office as the first place to make a change. However, offices can be an excellent place for going green, starting at the very beginning with their construction. Modular office spaces can be one of the most ecologically friendly options for constructing your new office building, especially for warehouse offices. Here is just some information on why modular offices might be the next big thing in the movement to go green.
- Fewer materials wasted in construction: Compared to regular office construction, modular office buildings and modular construction can reduce waste materials (such as cement, bricks, timber, concrete, wood pallets, and more) by up to 90%. Modular offices prefabricate all the necessary components prior to construction, meaning there's less onsite waste heading to a landfill.
- Structures are portable: Because modular offices are often portable, a business can take them along when they relocate. Portable office walls mean that offices don't need to be torn down between businesses occupying a space, reducing the amount of waste further. Additionally, this prevents the need for additional construction in a new space; the old office can simply be rebuilt on the new site. When you're moving to your new location, just pack up the old office and take it with you, instead of building an entirely new set of offices.
- Minimal construction site disturbance: When initially building, standard offices require heavy site disturbance. Construction of a new office can cause significant damage to the build site and the surrounding landscape. However, prefabricated office spaces are quickly set up with little additional work needed. This means an undisturbed build site, which is better for both setting up the office quickly and for not upsetting the natural landscape.
- Eco-friendly materials: Some modular offices go even one step further with their eco-friendly construction by making use of environmentally safe materials during construction. When this is combined with an already low-waste construction process, this makes these modular office buildings some of the most environmentally safe constructions possible.
Wondering if a modular office space is right for you? Contact National Partitions for more information and to see if a prefabricated office space will work for you and your company.