Portable SIP Classroom Jasper AB

Location: Jasper, AB, Canada

Project Information

Project Type: Commercial, Other Commercial
Manufacturer: Premier Building Systems
Builder: Method Homes
Design Professional: Premier SIPS by Insulfoam
Year Built: 2013


High Performance: No
HERS/EUI Index Score:
ACH50 - Blower Test Results:
CO2 lbs./sq.ft./year:

Portable Classroom Prototype to provide an environmentally conscience alternative to traditional portable classroom structures. For future use, the prototype is able to transport easily on the roadway in two parts or all over the world. This collaboration was looking for an Ultra-green modular classroom prototype (part of the Living Building Challenge) and a 100% SIPS envelope (roof, walls & floors) helped fit the need perfectly. 10" floor, 10" walls and 12" roof.
“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. A healthy structure for students in learning environments is critical for the future, and the energy efficiency from SIPS enables school districts with 60% lower operations and maintenance costs throughout its 100-year life expectancy, compared to traditional portable classrooms (according the SEED collaborative's analysis).

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