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Published: 3 February 2022 in Industry News

How Modular Buildings Can Help Reach a Net Zero Future

In 2019 the government amended the Climate Change Act, committing the UK to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This gives the construction industry the need to decarbonise and consider their cultural impact. 

Construction is currently responsible for 11% of the world’s carbon emissions, linked to the manufacturing of materials and construction processes. This is where modular buildings can have a big impact. 

Energy Efficiency

Reducing build times by roughly 60% is beneficial to your company. Beyond that, manufacturing our buildings in a factory setting allows easier control of energy use in comparison to an open construction site. 

  • Less energy is required to produce the building
  • Less time spent on site
  • Fewer vehicle requirements
  • Fewer carbon emissions


Annual construction waste is thought to reach 2.2bn tonnes by 2025, making reducing landfill waste a priority. 

Manufacturing modular buildings in factory conditions allow for better control of waste, with materials being recycled or reused. 

Springfield monitors and improves waste monthly through innovative recycling programmes. View more information regarding our sustainability initiatives

As the construction industry continues to adapt to government regulations, modular buildings can be an ideal solution to reducing emissions as well as saving your business money. 


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