Building Design+Construction's GreenZone: Sustainable Modular Classroom
The first modular classroom or "Smart, Academic, Green Environment" has been designed and built for a healthy, green and affordable modular classroom through a partnership of architecture and engineering students and faculty from Portland State University, Blazer Industries and Pacific Mobile.
The process generated a multi-partner entity which, in addition to the above partners, included PSU's Green Building Research Lab and the Institute for Sustainable Solutions along with the American Institute of Architects of Portland, State of Oregon Building Codes Division, Portland Public Schools, the Energy Trust of Oregon, Oregon Best and many others to bring to fruition the first prototype which will be on exhibit at GreenBuild 2012.
THE NEW CLASSROOM FEATURES: Improved HVAC systems based on energy recovery ventilation for healthier air, noise reduction and energy conservation, abundant natural daylighting, all natural, non-VOC containing materials and steel floor structure for greater portability and reduced infrastructure.
Don't miss your chance to view BD+C's GreenZone school on display this November at USGBC's Greenbuild, the world's largest sustainable conference for green building.