Happy Earth Day!
Here at MODS International, we’re all about sustainability. We treat every day like it’s Earth Day by creating eco-friendly, shipping container-based structures. Building with containers reduces the amount of traditional building materials, as well as saves on steel and energy. A 40 foot shipping container weighs over 8,000 pounds, so each time we up-cycle one, we are also saving thousands of pounds of steel from being used. The process of re-purposing the containers actually uses far less electrical energy than it would to melt down these massive steel boxes. In fact, it takes about 8,000 kw of electrical energy to melt down a container, we use about 5% of that amount when re-purposing a container!
During the building process, we are often cutting out and removing a lot of pieces of the container. We don’t like to let these pieces go to waste either! If you were able to watch our container house featured on HGTV’s Container Homes, you would have caught a glimpse of what we can do with the extra parts and pieces. We were able to use the door handles and latches for the guardrails on the stairs, closet rods, towel rods, and toilet paper holders. The parts can also be used for doors, fencing, shutters, tables, and much more. As you can see in the photos below, the end products are not only functional, but really cool and unique looking!
If you’re interested in an eco-friendly home or your company is ready to build more sustainable structures, we’re ready to assist you. Contact us via e-mail, phone or try our new live chat feature!