Lessons Learned in Portable Classrooms
Parker, Danny; Sherwin, John
Buildings; Education; Energy Analysis; Skylights; Windows; Monitoring
Thirty-six percent of the nation's schools use portable classrooms. Many school districts intend to use them temporarily, but units are seldom removed. Although our research may contradict past stereotypes, portables are perceived to provide a substandard quality of learning environment. Built to minimum code requirements because of budget issues, typical specifications for relocatable classrooms do not offer high performance or durability strategies. They also are large energy users and are often blamed for indoor air quality problems.
Education; Buildings - Energy Analysis; Monitoring; Buildings - Skylights; Buildings - Windows
Florida Solar Energy Center and Thomas-Rees, Stephanie, "Lessons Learned in Portable Classrooms" (2009). FSEC Energy Research Center®. 359.