As UK construction standards evolve to improve long-term renewable energy performance, here at MPH we monitor developments in Building Regulation legislation on an ongoing basis to assess the impact on our modular building systems. At the forefront of the industry, our project team constantly evaluate the latest green technologies available on the market to investigate how these can be incorporated into our designs.
Ahead of the imminent release of the revised Building Regulations Part L (2013), targeting reductions of up to 20% on current SBEM emission rate requirements (2010), MPH are already taking the next step towards achieving zero carbon standards.
Responding to the proposed changes in legislation, our sustainable modular buildings can be installed utilising the latest generation eco-friendly photovoltaic technologies and solar water heating systems to harvest energy from the sun, minimising energy consumption and reducing the overall impact on the environment.
Photovoltaic cell systems (PV) harness solar energy to generate electricity in order to run appliances and lighting. Solar water heating systems utilise heat from the sun to supplement conventional water heating installations, which typically rely upon considerable power consumption. Combining these renewable technologies into our leading modular and portable building designs, carbon footprints can be greatly offset.
Often housed within the roof structure, new generation photovoltaic panels offer an appealing aesthetic design feature, enhancing the project architecture. By installing sustainable, renewable technologies, overall building energy consumption and subsequent running costs are substantially reduced. In 2010 we wrote an article on why many people are opting for modular construction to meet energy efficiency criteria, the article can be read here.
Our modular buildings are designed in consultation with an independent specialist energy assessor to ensure that the best standards of performance are achieved. By combining efficient low-energy manufacturing processes with a modern, sustainable approach to construction, overall carbon footprints are minimised. Because units are designed to be dismantled and relocated at any stage throughout their lifespan, the embodied energy from the production phase is preserved, offering a unique approach to recycling in a construction environment.
Read more information on why modular buildings possess unique energy efficient properties and offer a sustainable alternative to traditional construction methods by clicking here.
To find out more about the options for integrating energy-saving, environmentally-friendly technologies into your modular build projects please contact our design team on 01484 430518 or contact us online