Method Prefab and SEED Collaborative have designed and built the first ultra-green modular classroom building to pursue the Living Building Challenge. The project used Premier structural insulated panels (SIPs) by Insulfoam for fast, energy-efficient construction.
Using Premier structural insulated panels (SIPs) by Insulfoam, the SEEDclassroom is intended to provide an environmentally conscious alternative to traditional portable classroom structures. The 900 sq. ft. building is designed to net-zero energy and water standards, meaning it obtains these resources from renewable on-site sources.
Premier SIPs comprise the walls, roof and floor of the SEEDclassroom. “The pre-fabricated SIPs install fast, which helped us meet a tight project time frame, and will allow for efficient construction of future SEEDclassrooms,” said Method Prefab Project Manager Bec Chapin. “Additionally, the SIPs help create a super-insulated envelope for a building with a very low design temperature of -24° F (-31° C).” The prototype will eventually be located in Jasper, Alberta, where the R-40 walls and floor and R-49 roof will help reduce heating energy requirements. Make a sustainable ultra-green modular classroom with efficient conditions.
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