One-quarter of all non-industrial waste in the United States is generated by construction and demolition.
The sustainability of any project is largely defined by how much waste is created during its construction because of the massive amount of resources construction consumes.
For the waste-conscious home buyer looking for a green home alternative, prefab homes are a good option because they produce less waste and are built in a central factory location.
This means less impact on the site and fewer workers burning fuel driving to and from the site every day. Materials on construction sites are subject to rain, wind, and snow and can develop mold, mildew, and rust.
When these materials are stored in the controlled indoor environment of a factory, they are exposed to far fewer adverse environmental conditions and less likely to rust or grow mold and mildew.