Building sustainably can be expensive. Looking at a building on the basis of its entire life cycle, there are clear advantages in the modular design compared to conventional construction methods.

Sustainability is defined by planning and construction processes and the way they are used. All individual life cycles are considered equivalent and are incorporated into the overall concept of the building.

The assessment of the sustainability of a building is usually divided into three environmental and economic sectors:

The three-pillar principle

  • Ecological quality

  • Economic quality

  • Socio-cultural and functional quality

Ecological quality

Due to climate change, rising energy prices and dwindling resource reserves, sustainable planning is becoming increasingly important.

The Factors


  • Method of construction
       Building form and building orientation

  • Building materials

  • Insulation / heat protection

  • Fuels

  • Systems engineering

Features ADK Modular Construction


  • The high-quality steel construction ensures a long service life and allows multiple use. The buildings can be adapted to different types of use without major construction effort.

  • Extensions on existing buildings are possible without much additional construction effort.

  • Modular buildings are mobile and can therefore be implemented.

  • Almost exclusively recyclable or compostable building materials are used.

  • Thermally insulated according to EnEV / Soundproofing according to DIN 4109

  • Efficient technology

Economic quality

The Factors

Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA)


  • Investment costs

  • Operating cost

  • Maintenance

Features ADK Modular Construction


  • Operating costs can be reduced by up to 60% in module construction (Source: DGNB analysis, according to DIN 276 to 50 years)

  • Due to the significantly shorter construction time compared to the conventional construction method, the financing costs can be reduced by about 50 percent.


Socio-cultural and functional quality

The Factors


  • Thermal comfort

  • Indoor air quality

  • Acoustic comfort

  • Security packages

Features ADK Modular Construction


  • Ventilation and cooling systems
  • Air conditioning systems

  • According to guidelines DIN, KHR, GMP, etc.

  • Sound insulation according to DIN 4109

  • Fire protection classification: F30 A-F150 A


ADK Modulraum can demonstrate the sustainability of modular buildings with the following building certifications:

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen (DGNB)

  • Bewertungssystem Nachhaltiges Bauen für Bundesgebäude (BNB)

  • Qualitätssiegel Nachhaltiger Wohnungsbau (NaWoh)

  • Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

  • Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM)