FROG Zero Classroom to be Greenbuild School of the Future, Today

Project FROG Zero

 

Update: 11/22/08Photo Tour: FROG Zero Inspires Greenbuild 2008

We’re going to be on the scene at Greenbuild this year, are you?  If you are, get ready for Project FROG‘s “FROG Zero” classroom, which will be on display as part of the “School of the Future, Today” demonstration.  The 1,282 sf structure is the company’s new, zero-energy building that’s intended to raise the bar for green classrooms.  Project FROG, an acronym for Flexible Response to Ongoing Growth, manufactures high performance, modular, green building systems that are rapid to deploy, affordable, and sustainable.  Units can be purchased as individual classrooms or in combination to create campuses.  The one on display at Greenbuild will include some of the following eco-friendly features:

  • Optimal daylighting with abundant natural light
  • Reduced heatload through the use of coated glass
  • Durable protective coatings applied to the curtain wall
  • Tackable wall surfaces and an abundance of whiteboards
  • Enhanced acoustics for an optimal learning environment
  • No-VOC recycled carpet tiles, interiors, and paint for healthy IAQ
  • Photovoltaic roof panels and a living roof
  • raised access floor plenum with heating, cooling, and electrical
  • Lighting coordinated through a high-tech indirect lighting system equipped with occupancy sensors and daylighting controls

[+] High-Performance School of the Future, Today [BD+C]

Project Frog

Project Frog

 


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  • http://www.ecozebra.com Andrew Stone

    I very much wanted to be at Green build this year, but the entry fee along with airfare and hotels was out of my budget this year. Maybe next year…… In the meantime I will enjoy it through you.

  • http://www.thefiniteworld.com MarkC

    Interesting post. Any ideas on how these sorts of pre-fab green buildings compare in cost to build-on-site structures? As good as it is to see these sorts of solutions, I hope that the company is working on creating an energy efficient building that could be used in the colder north, like in New England. It seems to me that there might be a greater net savings of energy by making more efficient (but not zero-energy) buildings for parts of the country that use a lot more energy than to make zero-energy buildings for places where you rarely need to heat classrooms.

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