thinking in healthy learning environments with the best in green building practices.
A collaborative effort of Portland State University, Blazer Industries and
Pacific Mobile Structures, the SAGE (Smart Academic Green Environment)
Classroom offers school districts the flexibility of relocatable classrooms and
the affordability of modular construction—all in an award-winning design.
Click here to learn the differences between a standard classroom and a SAGE classroom.
LEEDing the Way in the Green Building Industry
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, better known as its acronym LEED, impacts how construction industry leaders plan a building or community throughout all phases of development. The US Green Building Council (USGBC) says LEED “is changing the way we think about how buildings and communities are planned, constructed, maintained and operated.” Almost two million square feet of buildings earn green certification through LEED each day, making it the most used third-party verification of green buildings worldwide.
The green trend is here and according to the USGBC it is here to stay. “Green construction is quickly outpacing conventional construction in the U.S.,” says Rick Fedrizzi CEO and founding chair of USGBC.
National Safety Month: Spreading Awareness Throughout June
June marks National Safety Month; serving as a 30-day reminder to make one another aware of the importance of this topic; not only in the workplace, but just about everywhere you might work, travel to, or simply spend time this summer. With more daylight each and every day, many may focus on upcoming vacations, backyard barbeques and playing outdoors; making it easier to possibly forget to take the time for proper safety measures. The National Safety Council (NSC) reports 107,000 injuries occur daily and 100 percent of them are preventable.
Top Reasons Professional Development Benefits Customers
Corporate training continues growing and customers continue to benefit. According to Forbes.com the corporate training industry grew by more than 15%, in 2014, eclipsing more than $70 billion nationwide. Josh Bersin of Forbes.com says this trend will continue, in order to limit the "capability gap," facing corporations, as the global economy becomes more competitive, while meeting customers' needs.
As students prepare to close their books for the year, the construction industry prepares for its fun in the sun. When speaking about modular construction, administrators, who do their homework, know while their students are away, it is the perfect opportunity to prepare for the first day of the next year. A prime example, just last summer, North Thurston Public Schools broke ground on the first of their two Early Learning Centers in the middle of the summer. They opened their doors to three to five year olds, with eight complete classrooms, an occupational therapy room, administration offices and more; all in time for when the bell rang in September, on the campus of Mt. View Elementary School (video).