Modular Green Building
What is Modular Green Building?
Green modular building is the practice of increasing the efficiency with which buildings use resources - energy, water and materials - while reducing building impacts on human health and the environment, through better siting, design, construction, operation, maintenance, and removal - the complete building life cycle.
Effective green modular building can lead to
- Reducing operating costs by increasing productivity and using less energy and water,
- Improved public and occupant health due to improved indoor air quality, and
- Reduced environmental impacts by, for example, lessening storm water runoff and the heat island effect.
Practitioners of green modular building often seek to achieve not only ecological but aesthetic harmony between a structure and its surrounding natural and built environment, although the appearance and style of sustainable buildings is not necessarily distinguishable from their less sustainable counterparts. Green Building's Mission is to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous environment that improves the quality of life. Modular Genius focus on building green modular buildings.
What is LEED?
The United States Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit community of leaders working to make green building accessibile to everyone within a generation. USGBC has developed The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). LEED is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings. LEED gives building owners and operators the tools they need to have an immediate and measurable impact on their buildings’ performance. LEED promotes a whole-building approach to sustainability by recognizing performance in five key areas of human and environmental health: sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality.
LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building techniques, the LEED Green Building Rating System, and the certification process. The LEED AP program is administered by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), which was established with the support of USGBC to allow for objective, balanced management of the credentialing program.
Modular Genius is a proud member of the U.S. Green Building Council. All green build information provided is from USGBC. For more information please go to US Green Building Council.