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Environmental Advantage of Creating Housing in a Conex Box

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Oct 30, 2013
Environmental Advantage of Creating Housing in a Conex Box

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Conex boxes aren't just an affordable and efficient form of housing; they have a low environmental impact, making them a great choice for people looking for eco-friendly housing solutions. In addition, the low environmental impact of Conex boxes is associated with lower overall costs. Creating a living environment in a Conex box is an environmentally responsible choice.

Sustainably Sourced Buildings

6 Key Considerations For Containerized Workforce HousingInstead of making portable buildings from raw materials, repurposed shipping containers give second life to a Conex box. Container fulfills the "Reuse" in "Reduce, Reuse, Recycle," meaning that high transportation and production costs are not involved.

While a Conex box has a low environmental impact, a repurposed shipping container is still highly durable and secure. Shipping containers are designed to withstand many years of heavy use, and are certified wind and water resistant. With a new paint job, additional doors and windows, and a furnished interior, Conex boxes can be stylish as well as functional.

Since Conex boxes can be added to your structure at any time, there's no need to construct extra space that goes unused to plan for the future. This means a lower initial cost and environmental impact, as well as long-term financial savings and a reduced carbon footprint.

Eco-Friendly Set-Up

Conex boxes aren't just environmentally friendly in source; they are kind to the environment to set up. Instead of sourcing materials from various places, which are then shipped to the building site and constructed there, the boxes are fitted with everything they need at a single location which already contains all the materials necessary for the modifications.

Since shipping containers are easily transported, Conex boxes become portable buildings that can be easily moved from location to location as needed. This is a common need in temporary housing and man camps, as well as being convenient for individuals who choose Conex boxes as their home.

Portable Building Utilities

Finally, the operation of the utilities in portable buildings is lower than that associated with traditional buildings. The buildings are well-insulated and equipped with efficient utility systems. Their smaller size means that less energy is used for heating, cooling, and lighting.

For all of these reasons, Conex boxes are a great solution for people looking for eco-friendly housing; they are a fiscally and environmentally responsible choice for housing.

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