Sustainable Modular Construction

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Sustainable Modular Construction

Quality and Integrity best describes Mark Line’s products, services, and culture. As we continue to evolve, a third characteristic has become equally important to us: Sustainability.

Mark Line Industries, Inc. is working diligently to not only provide you with the best buildings in the marketplace and the most environmentally conscious ones. We are bias to making green choices throughout our construction process. Material selection, a highly insulated building envelope, and landfill diversion are just a few examples of how we build green at each of our factories.

Our customers are partnered with a dedicated Mark Line sales representative and our in-house LEED professionals. They work together to determine the project goals and the first part of our sustainable design build process. The later addition of an experienced engineering staff and skilled workforce complete our green team approach and ensure the eco-friendly design and goals become reality.


Why Sustainability Matters

Environmental Benefits

  • Enhance and protect biodiversity and ecosystems.
  • Improve Air and Water Quality.
  • Reduce Solid Waste.
  • Conserve natural resources.

Economic Benefits

  • Reduce operating costs.
  • Enhance asset value and profitability.
  • Improve employee productivity and satisfaction.
  • Optimize lifecycle facility performance.

Health and Community Benefits

  • Improve indoor environmental, thermal, and acoustic performance.
  • Enhance occupant health and reduce sick days.
  • Minimize strain on local energy infrastructure.
  • Contribute to overall quality of life.


Sustainable Modular Construction Quantified

Even before the specification of materials and systems for the building, modular construction is an inherently more sustainable process.  The University of Michigan’s Center for Sustainable Studies created the life-cycle analysis comparing conventional and modular construction that is shown below.

 

Sustainability Factor MeasuredModular ConstructionConventional Construction
Material Consumption48,539 lbs49,482 lbs
Material Waste1,414 lbs2,356 lbs
Solid Waste Generation1,861 kg2,760 kg
Supply Chain Miles Traveled6,39431,500
Total Transportation Energy20.9 GJ29.7 GJ
Lifecycle Greenhouse Gas Emissions11,000 kg20,900 kg