Homeowner preferences are changing. Buyers want homes that are high-tech, energy-efficient, and relatively affordable, but will they soon also want homes that are able to be easily modified in the future?

Modular building, and prefabrication, is currently taking both the residential and commercial industries by storm. Asia-Pacific is the region with the greatest amount of modular construction, accounting for 46.3% of the marketshare in 2016, but North America is the second largest region, accounting for 27.6% marketshare.

Driven by factors such as consumer preference for green buildings and sustained investment, the popularity of modular and panelized housing is increasing in the North American market.

One new homebuilder is delivering all of this to its customers, even the ability to modify homes in the future. Module Design is now using Bensonwood’s Tektoniks to build energy efficient and adaptable homes in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Module provides turnkey service for homeowners by offering assembled homes that can be modified in the future. The panels are built off-site in a facility that specialized in high-performance building systems. This means tight quality controls and major reductions in build times. Module is initially offering four designs that are made to grow and adapt with the homeowner.

This is only one example too. Bensonwood’s sister company, Unity Homes, also uses the manufacturing facility to construct high-performance homes.

In general, prefabrication can help build energy-efficient and sustainable homes. The trend is picking up moment across the globe, as a way to provide the customer with what they want, in a way that is affordable and efficient.

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