Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Recycled denim to insulate walls in latest green classrooms

Recycled denim to insulate walls in latest green classrooms

08
Apr '10
Fabric scraps from the denim used to make the blue jeans students are wearing to school could be insulating the walls in their new classrooms tomorrow. Denim is just one of the recycled materials used in the new Gen7 green classrooms that will soon be seen on campuses throughout California.

Gen7 modular classroom environments are designed to be ultra green – featuring a high amount of recycled and recyclable materials, low- and zero-VOC interiors, and learning-enhancing acoustical design. And, the classroom's innovative smart lighting with natural daylight harvesting, energy-efficient mechanical and electrical systems, and solar panels ensure that each classroom is grid-neutral (producing at least as much electricity as it uses). The recycled denim within the classroom's walls and roof serve as both sound insulation and to minimize heat/cooling loss.

Why green schools? Studies show that a healthy environment with improved ventilation and air quality can reduce colds and flu by an average of 51 percent. And, because students and faculty spend 85-90 percent of their time indoors, it's clear to see how a green environment could affect health, learning and productivity.

"Green schools enjoy 20 percent higher test scores, fewer absences, lower healthcare costs and higher teacher retention," explained Tony Sarich, vice president of operations for American Modular Systems (AMS), manufacturer of Gen7. "And these eco-friendly, low-maintenance classrooms save money for the school districts — both in installation costs and energy savings — up to $100,000 per year in direct cost savings and long-term savings of more than 30 percent."

Sarich added that because the Gen7 schoolrooms are modular, they can be installed and ready for students in as few as 90 days. "Without the wait of traditional construction, school districts can quickly and cost-effectively replace aging, inefficient buildings with healthy, sustainable schools that will benefit students for generations."

American Modular Systems


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 12th May 2021

Economic recovery under threat amid surging COVID cases: UN

While the global growth outlook has improved, led by robust rebound...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 12th May 2021

Uzbekistan exported textile products worth $637.7 million in Q1 2021

Uzbekistan exported textile products worth $637.7 million to 54...

Pic: Woolworths Holdings Limited

Retail | On 12th May 2021

South African retailer Woolworths posts Q3 FY21 sales of R16.5 bn

Woolworths Holdings Limited (WHL), a South African retail company,...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

One thing is certain, online sales will go up

India-EU Summit, Representatives

India-EU Summit
Representatives

India-EU FTA will provide EU with better access to a huge & rapidly...

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Strike a balance between handmade in India and 'Make in India'

Nick Isles,

Nick Isles

The Condé Nast College of Fashion & Design or CNC as it is known as,...

Meghavi Suthar,

Meghavi Suthar

Founded by NIFT graduate <b>Meghavi Suthar </b>in 2017, Kala is an...

David Guiho,

David Guiho

Headquartered in Apt, South of France, Delta Plus designs, manufactures...

Wolfgang Plasser, Lenzing AG

Wolfgang Plasser
Lenzing AG

The Lenzing Group is an international company headquartered in Austria...

Sanjay Raut, Garware Technical Fibres Ltd

Sanjay Raut
Garware Technical Fibres Ltd

Garware Technical Fibres Ltd (formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd) is a...

Shujaul Rehman, Garware Technical Fibres

Shujaul Rehman
Garware Technical Fibres

Garware Technical Fibres Ltd (formerly Garware-Wall Ropes Ltd) is a...

Anjali Bhaskar, Samatvam

Anjali Bhaskar
Samatvam

Anjali Bhaskar has an experience of 12 years in the fashion industry. She...

Anjali Bhaskar, Samatvam

Anjali Bhaskar
Samatvam

Samatvam, a womenswear brand that blends age-old craftsmanship with modern ...

Sailesh Singhania, Sailesh Singhania Label

Sailesh Singhania
Sailesh Singhania Label

The Sailesh Singhania label was created to promote handwoven sarees and...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments


May 2021

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search