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ERIC Number: EJ894824
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Apr
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0192-592X
Mod Genius
Grayson, Jennifer
T.H.E. Journal, v37 n4 p28-30, 32-34 Apr 2010
This article discusses how Watkinson School head John Bracker was able to accomplish the school's plan of having a new science building that would meet all of their needs: innovative building that offers a range of eco-friendly features, an inspiring learning environment, and even better, the right price. Bracker contemplates on a structure that would underscore the science curriculum to be taught in the new classrooms: "the idea of the building as a teaching tool and not just a building." Bracker happened to meet his old college roommate, Mark Miller, a pioneer in the eco-friendly modular building market. Modular--also known as prefabricated--classrooms have been around for some time now. These next-generation structures don't look or feel anything like trailers: Think abundant natural light, great air quality--thanks to low amounts of potentially toxic volatile organic compounds (VOCs)--and insulation that improves acoustics and keeps students toasty with minimal heating. In January 2010, the school opened its new Center for Science and Global Citizenship. The energy-neutral building--producing at least as much energy as it consumes--is outfitted with 60 solar panels that will generate enough electricity to power the structure, with perhaps a surplus. (Contains 6 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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