Growing pains don’t have to be so painful.

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Portable Classrooms

They’re experiencing growing pains in Charles Town West Virginia. Bulging enrollment at the South Jefferson Elementary School and other schools there means as many as a third of the students are housed in portable classrooms. I would say this is good for our industry, except educators and pupils alike in Charles Town aren’t happy with the classroom environment. That’s a … Read More

Quality. Concurrence. Craven.

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craven: Katherine Craven, executive director of the Massachusetts School Building Authority, spent about 90 minutes recently touring the Carroll School and talking about the challenges of meeting school district space needs in a cost-effective manner. The speed to occupancy benefits and high quality of today’s permanent modular school buildings resonated most with Craven. Think of the benefits to a community … Read More

What does LEED accreditation really mean?

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leed accreditation

Clarifying LEED Accreditation Leed accreditation: According to the United States Green Building Council, the LEED Green Building Rating System is a voluntary, consensus-based, market-driven building rating system based on existing proven technology. It evaluates environmental performance from a whole building perspective over a building’s life cycle, providing a definitive standard for what constitutes a “green building”.  The development of the … Read More

Peter Anderson, FAIA Architect of Net-Zero

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net-zero energy

Now that we more fully realize the preciousness of our time, financial and environmental resources, we must, as an industry, rethink the way we design, construct, and occupy buildings. Everything we create needs to be valued as a permanent structure, even if we plan it to be relocatable as needs change.