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SUSTAINABLE DESIGN PRINCIPLES

Modscape’s eco friendly homes and buildings are based on sustainable design principles that minimise environmental impact, maximise year round comfort and reduce running costs.

Sustainability is about reducing the negative impact on the environment by meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability to meet the needs of future generations.

Sustainable design principles are applied to every aspect of Modscape’s design, material selection, system utilisation, and the way we construct our sustainable, eco-friendly homes and buildings.


Passive design

Modscape homes employ passive design - design that takes advantage of the climate to maintain a comfortable temperature range in the home by reducing the need for auxiliary heating or cooling.

Your site is firstly analysed for effective orientation. Passive heating and cooling is then optimised through shading, ventilation, glazing, orientation, windows and insulation. High thermal insulation (SIPs, double glazed windows) and cross-ventilation is utilised, while any high glazed areas are controlled with screening. All of our homes meet 6 star energy rating requirements before they leave our factory however, once installed on site, it is common for them to achieve a much higher energy rating.

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