Green Buildings

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Net Zero and LEED Platinum Achievable

Meets and Exceeds all Green Building Standards
  • 85% of all components are reclaimed/recycled materials reducing landfill impact by 22-tons per classroom.
  • Base classroom is LEED Platinum achievable.
  • Exceeds LEED Platinum requirements for reclaimed content by 55%.
  • Achieves 100% of LEED Innovation and Design Process criteria.
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Built to Last

  • 106 times stronger than building codes require.
  • Exterior finish has tensile strength over 47,000 lbs. and resists
  • weathering over 100 years.
  • FSC certified interior wood walls resist damage and allows for attachment of heavy equipment up to 250 lbs.
  • Continuous door hinges eliminate failing standard hinges removing the need for repair and replacement.

Safety Zone

  • Designed to withstand earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornados in the harshest environments.
  • Structural framing withstands 112 tons of compressive force.
  • Sheer wall strength resists 17 tons of lateral force.
  • Tempered glass resists breakage and lowers risk of injury.

Three Pillars of Sustainability

Lower operating costs and eliminate volatility of energy consumption for the life of the building.
  • Environmental Sustainability
    • GrowthPoint Structures are made from 85% reclaimed materials and exceed LEED Platinum requirements by 150%. Each standard 1280 sf classroom diverts 22-tons of waste from our local landfills reducing waste and minimizing the impact on natural resources.
  • Economic Sustainability
    • We designed our product to be cost-effective so schools can afford a quality sustainable product and save operational and lifecycle costs. The strength and durability of the structures provides a significant savings to the customer because minimal repairs and replacement are needed.
  • Social Sustainability
    • Our structures are designed to deliver a high performance learning environment with natural light, fresh air and a quality acoustics. Each classroom provides a safe and inspiring space for children to develop and grow.


Oak Park Unified School District has been honored with the United States Green Building Council’s (USGBC) California Central Coast Chapter’s Green School Award for the net-zero modular classroom project comprised of seven classroom buildings installed at Oak Park High School, the USGBC California’s Central Coast Chapter annual Green Award celebrates outstanding green projects throughout the region.

 
The $2 million re-locatable classroom project replaced six 25-year-old temporary classrooms at the high school with seven new permanent classroom buildings. The 960-square-foot buildings were designed and fabricated by GrowthPoint Structures, and are made from single-use shipping containers. The buildings achieve net-zero energy consumption, save 115 tons of landfill waste by using 85 percent reclaimed material, and use high-performing and energy-efficient systems that reduce monthly utility costs. Each building features full LED lighting, ductless HVAC systems, floor-to-ceiling windows, and solar panels classifying the buildings as “ultra-green” and automatically qualifying for 37 Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits or 42 Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) credits.
 
Oak Park Unified School District has been instrumental in the successful implementation of sustainable solutions such as the net-zero classrooms for this project, in addition to other solutions that have saved energy and money on other modernization projects protecting our natural resources, and at the same time creating a healthier and more productive learning environment for our students.

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