When school enrollment increases, so does the need for classroom space. Usually, that means cheap, poorly ventilated portable buildings. But one company has improved these buildings in design, energy efficiency and air quality.
Project FROG designs snap-together structures for classrooms, offices and more. FROG stands for Flexible Response to Ongoing Growth.
Their mission is to design and manufacture smart buildings. High-performance, green building systems that are healthy, quick to deploy, affordable, energy efficient, and permanent. That could be good news for schools.
The federal stimulus package includes more than $40 billion for education. States could allocate some of those funds to update and modernize schools that use green-building techniques.
Forbes magazine named Project FROG one of its "Ideas Worth Millions," citing the company's aim for energy efficiency and use of non-toxic building materials. Two important features that make this "green tech" idea one to build on.