Toward Cooler, Quieter, Energy-Efficient Portable Classrooms

Photo of Relocatable classrooms in Modesto, California
August 2002

Approximately two million children in California attend school in relocatable classrooms, also known as portables. Are these buildings as environmentally healthy and energy-efficient as they can be? EETD scientists recently tested an experimental ventilation system that would improve indoor air quality in portable classrooms and use a third of the energy of current systems.