Modular cleanrooms offer built-in life-cycle advantages. An axiom of green design is that it’s more sustainable to reuse an existing building – which represents a considerable amount of “embodied” energy – than to build a new one. Often (not always), renovation is a greener choice than new construction.
As concern about climate change is added to concern for the bottom line – with a growing likelihood for regulatory pressure – owners will increasingly prioritize sustainability. Modular structures can be a key tool for creating controlled environments that are not just clean, but also green.
This cleanroom tip was taken from “Modular Cleanrooms Offer “Green” Benefits,” which appeared in the January 2013 issue of Controlled Environments.