The Modulated Modular: Playing (mostly) by industry rules to build a better portable classroom. via @greensourcemag

The Modulated Modular: Playing (mostly) by industry rules to build a better portable classroom. via @greensourcemag

If the funding environment for new construction and modernization of schools was never particularly flush, today it is more limited than ever. At Greenbuild last year, the Twittersphere lit up when USGBC Center for Green Schools director Rachel Gutter matter-of-factly reported that American schools’ deferred maintenance adds up to $400 billion. Even school bond measures that passed in the November elections may not move forward until property values are on a steadier upswing. Slide Show Courtesy Portland State University ----- Advertising ----- Related links Community Service Through fiscal thin and thinner, communities have accommodated demographic changes with modular classroom buildings, or portables, dating all the way back to the Baby Boom. Yet researchers are finding that this longtime, affordable solution has some costly drawbacks. Comparing them to permanently cons...

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