Green buildings have lower operating costs and attract higher sales and rental rates than traditional buildings, leading to greater profitability. MODUS certifies its buildings through the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED Program when applicable, as well as the EPA’s Energy Star Program. As part of the certification process, MODUS goes to great lengths to find sustainable materials that increase energy efficiency without increasing total costs, such as:
• Solar panels: Rooftop solar panels provide all energy needed to power each home.
• LED lighting: All lights are LED, which significantly reduce energy consumption, lower heat output, and last over 15 years.
• Icenyne Spray Foam: All exterior walls and ceilings are filled with open-cell, soy-based spray foam to seal the building from air leaks. Demising walls also are filled with spray foam for insulation and sound proofing.
• Hybrid water heater: Heat pump technology absorbs the heat in ambient air and transfers it into water, reducing the amount of energy needed to heat water by over 60%.
• PEX Plumbing: PEX tubing conserves energy and water by minimizing heat transfer and making a direct run to each plumbing fixture.