Speed - Prefab School Buildings
Time is money
Gen7 saves both time and money, with classrooms that are designed, built and installed in 90 days—60% faster than conventional construction. Gen7 is manufactured at our enclosed factory, then installed onsite, saving months, even years, of costly, disruptive construction time. And our streamlined process dovetails with a school’s calendar, allowing construction to start when school closes and open to students a few months later. Without the wait and inconvenience of traditional construction, school districts can quickly and cost-effectively add as many new Gen7 classrooms as they need, expediting expansion plans as well as replacing old, inefficient buildings with healthy, sustainable structures.
Uses up to 60% less energy than a typical school
Gen7 is a model of energy efficiency, proven to use up to 60% less energy than a typical school, while exceeding California energy code an average of 33% in all 16 climate zones. An ultra-tight building envelope includes high-R value insulation in the roof and walls and a highly efficient mechanical system uses natural ventilation to significantly lower heating and cooling costs. Daylighting partners with smart lighting and automatic sensors to conserve power and reduce Gen7’s environmental footprint. Add optional rooftop solar panels, and Gen7 becomes a Zero Net Energy classroom, producing enough power over the course of a year to supply 100% of its electricity needs. Onsite training and a proprietary Energy Management System ensure peak performance, helping schools to optimize their Gen7 classrooms and monitor them over time.
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Gen7 is designed for measurable performance, with a proven efficiency rating four times higher than the most stringent green school standards.
Unlike most modular structures, Gen7 can be customized to fit specific needs and aesthetics, seamlessly integrating with an existing campus or complementing the architectural scheme of a new school.
The possibilities are endless, with a variety of multi-functional floor plans and facades adaptable to meet a diversity of uses, from classrooms and office space to libraries and labs—even eco-friendly restrooms. The scalability of Gen7’s core design allows school districts to meet their immediate needs, with an eye toward long-term value. Gen7 can evolve with a school, expanding to accommodate future growth, converting to a different functionality or upgrading to increase energy or cost efficiency.
Maximum Performance, Minimal Maintenance
Gen7 offers more while using less, saving you time and money year after year.
High performance doesn’t have to mean high maintenance. We spend extra time selecting the cleanest, most durable materials for every Gen7 so you can spend less time maintaining them. Gen7 requires no pest treatments, exteriors never need painting and all materials are mold- and mildew-resistant. Gen7’s recycled all-steel construction and insulated building envelope are virtually maintenance-free, and our high-efficiency systems require fewer repairs and less cleaning, while our tough, long-lasting finishes hold up to generations of students.