By Joel Scanlon
Brentwood School, an independent environment-conscious K-12 school has made use of green energy by adding four Gen7 eco-friendly modular classrooms. The high-tech classrooms were so planned so as to achieve LEED Gold certification and will offer superior quality of learning area that is permanent and is estimated to bring 70% in energy savings.
Gen7 eco-friendly modular classrooms
Intended for both wellbeing and comfort, Gen7 classrooms provide the perfect environment for learning. Fitted with its individual interactive SMART board each Zero Net Energy classroom facilitates hands-on, practical teaching. Display of the building's performance data and demonstration of the sustainable proposals, such as the LEED scorecard, energy production and consumption, student tutorials and green features will be done by an energy efficient education dashboard that is being developed.
Gen7's matchless energy efficiency unites renewable energy with attributes that lessen the want for electricity by incorporating skylights and large low-E view windows, an ultra-tight, highly efficient mechanical system, high R-value building envelope, light and occupancy sensors, smart lighting system with the latest LED technology along with a reliable outdoor ventilation system in every classroom.
Brentwood School's latest classrooms are built completely from used resources and are powered by solar panels that are roof-mounted, which will produce energy for their entire usage and render the classrooms as Los Angeles' first Zero Net Energy classroom. As the solar panels are transported to the place to be erected, the generation of power will occur on the same day they are installed. To make certain the power generating capacity of the classrooms over time, every classroom will be supervised by the proprietary energy management system of Gen7.