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04/24/11

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Categories: Information on portable and modular classrooms

Sustainability Comes To Modular Classrooms

by Susan DeFreitas - April 18, 2011 - Back in 2009, global architecture firm Perkins+Will partnered with DeKalb County Schools to win the Open Architecture Challenge: Best Re-locatable Classroom design competition. Now the firm is partnering with Triumph Modular Incorporated, a provider of relocatable and permanent modular buildings, to produce the Sprout Space, a modular classroom designed to Collaborative for High Performance Schools as well as LEED standards.

Information on Portable/Modular Classrooms

Class size "caps" have posed challenges all across Ontario, in elementary schools. Where enrolment is not declining, this can force a school administration to look beyond its four walls at temporary alternatives. At the Toronto District School Board, no new portable (sometimes called modular)classrooms have been acquired since 1992. This should cause the school community to carefully assess what is put in place - so here are some resources.

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