Modular construction emits 45% less carbon than traditional methods, report finds


Study by Cambridge University and Napier University academics found 28,000 tonnes of carbon were saved on two modular schemes in London

Factory-produced homes can produce up to 45% less carbon that traditional methods of residential construction, according to new research by academics at the University of Cambridge and Edinburgh Napier University.

A study found that two modular housing schemes designed by HTA Design, consisting of a total of nearly 900 homes, saved a combined 28,000 tonnes of carbon.

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