Module-AR Limited is committed to reducing the environmental impact of its business. We have deeply held values that reflect our commitment to sustainability in construction. We are completely focussed on the impact our services have on the communities in which we work and the environment. We comply with the Environmental Act 1995, the Environmental Protection (Duty of Care) Regulations 1991 and the requirements of Sustainable Development, Water Conservation and Energy Conservation. Off-site construction is now recognised as being fundamentally more environmentally friendly to build and maintain than traditional construction methods. Our buildings are designed and constructed to minimise energy consumption and maximise the use of natural resources to comply with our sustainability policy and the requirements of sustainable development.
Designing Energy Efficient Buildings
When designing energy efficient buildings, our design process will influence the integration and compatibility of all building components, processes and methods that ultimately lead to a reduction in waste materials and sustainability through the operational life of the building. Below are a selection of sustainable elements our designs implement:
- BREEAM Excellent performance
- Breathable Building properties
- Air tightness below 3m3/m2/hr
- Reduced CO2
- Use of Ground and/or Air source heat pumps
- Rainwater harvesting
- Steel modular frames that are 100% recyclable without loss of performance
- Gypsum plasterboard that has been manufactured from recyclable materials and can be recycled again after use
- Energy efficient and recyclable glass for windows
- Environmentally-friendly cladding
- Daylight Dimming
- Minimising solar glare through brise soleil
- PIR systems to minimise energy consumption
- Timber procured from FSC® registered companies
These are just an assortment of design characteristics we can deliver to ensure your building performs with exceptional energy efficiency and lower running costs.
Minimising waste is another example of how Module-AR Limited are committed to helping the environment. Our efficient design methods mean that waste is designed out from the beginning of every project. Furthermore, of the little waste that is generated, 100% of this is segregated and diverted to our local MRF (Material Recycling Facility) for recycling.
Minimised Construction Traffic
A further illustration of how Module-AR Limited care for the environment is the minimisation of construction traffic. In comparison to traditional on-site construction builds, Module-AR have an 80% reduction in site traffic due to a large proportion of the project being carried out in a quality controlled factory environment. Furthermore, due to the reduction in construction traffic, this results in minimised carbon emissions and noise/dust pollution to the site and surrounding areas. Module-AR Limited comply with The Control of Pollution Act 1974, The Environmental Act 1995 and the Code of Practice for the Control of Noise, Vibration and Dust from Major Construction Project 1996.
Our sustainable targets are measured for the construction process to ensure our Project Sustainability Brief is integrated into all aspects of our work processes. Targets are recorded in our Project Environmental Plan and used for procurement which are tracked using our KPI Toolkit. Sustainable sourcing, procurement through our supply chain partners, whole life costing and consumption are all key factors in achieving our sustainability targets.
Module-AR Limited are a registered supplier under the Considerate Constructors Scheme (which is concerned about any area of construction activity that may have a direct or indirect impact on the image of the industry as a whole) and agree to abide by the Code of Considerate Practice, designed to encourage best practice beyond statutory requirements. We have built a reputation for successful completion of high quality and other complex buildings, many of which are registered with the CCS and have recently achieved performance beyond compliance.
Parish CoE Primary School
Please click the link below to view the wide range of sustainable features included at Parish CoE Primary School, Bromley.
Module-AR Limited follow a culture of reducing, re-using, recycling and using WRAP’s (Waste & Resources Action Programme) guidance and toolkit. Preparation of waste plans enables us to consider options for reducing and forecasting waste and to log actual waste quantities from both our Head Office factory and site-related activities. Where appropriate, we ‘Eliminate, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle’ and utilise the BRE Smart Waste Tool, providing a Risk Register and COSHH assessment for each element and their effect on the environment.
- 100% waste managed through a Material Recycling Facility (MRF)
- Monthly waste reporting
- Working with the supply chain to design out waste through reusable packaging
- Designing out waste
Module-AR Limited operate an Environmental Management System which defines our environmental & sustainability policies and procedures. An integral part of our procurement process is establishing and maintaining a minimum standard of environmental performance expected of all our supply chain partners. This is supported by training tools such as ‘Environmental Toolbox Talks’.
The bulk of the resources in a modular building are the materials used to manufacture the frame of the building. By recycling existing modules, and retaining the components with significant embodied energy, the need for new resources and materials is extremely small. In addition, the ability to relocate and reuse modular buildings minimises the use of materials and the need for landfill. A study undertaken by the Modular and Portable Building Association (MPBA) entitled ‘CO2 emissions from use, scrapping and manufacture of modular buildings’ found that when a modular building is relocated with minimal alteration, the amount of energy used is less than 3% of the energy that would be required to construct a new building of equivalent size. Furthermore, even if a modular building is refurbished and reconfigured internally, the energy used remains no more than 10% of a new build equivalent.
Module-AR Limited have a dedicated Sustainability Policy encompassing sustainable procurement. We are committed to procuring materials from legal and sustainable sources. For example we use Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) certified companies to procure our timber, helping to preserve the rainforests.