01/09/13

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Perkins+Will Launches Sprout Space™, A New Approach to Modular Classrooms

Atlanta - Perkins+Will, leading international architecture and design firm and K-12 building experts for more than seventy-five years, announces the completion of construction of the first award-winning, modular Sprout Space™ classroom this month. Every aspect of the Sprout Space classroom was designed with the goal of enhancing student learning. The design incorporates green building strategies which eliminate energy costs, create a healthier learning environment, and reduce construction costs.

10/14/12

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More resources for parents on portable and modular classrooms - from the U.S. National Institute of Building Sciences

Information on the design, manufacture, and use of portable classrooms, and modular school construction has been compiled by the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities, at the U.S. National Institute of Building Sciences.

Click here for information on portable classrooms.

Click here for information on modular school construction.

06/11/12

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Oregon's green portable classroom effort advances

by Christina Williams, Sustainable Business Oregon - Portland State University is moving forward with its effort to build green portable classrooms with a finalized design and plans to build the first two prototypes this summer.

09/02/11

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High Performance Prefab Classrooms

By Ariel Dekovic - Relocatable and portable classrooms are often thought of as a necessary but not ideal part of the school building landscape. Communities and schools across the nation have turned to portable, factory-built buildings as a fast solution to critical housing and classroom shortages. However, as necessary as they may be, portable buildings have often gotten a bad rap.

“The main problem with portable classrooms is while they are designed and built to be temporary, they rarely are,” said Bill Orr, executive director of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS), a national non-profit organization with a mission to make schools a better place to learn. “However, attitudes are changing. The new driver for prefabricated classrooms is the need for more cost-effective, time-efficient delivery methods, and we need make sure we hold these buildings to the same high performance standard as traditional school buildings.”

04/24/11

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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.

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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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