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NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Gen 7 Modular Classroom

Written by Heidi Schwartz. Posted in Energy, Environment, New Product Flash

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Published on May 04, 2010 with No Comments

American Modular Systems (AMS) recently debuted it Gen 7 indoor learning environment line. The Gen7 classrooms are designed to offer a range of time-, money- and energy-saving features by providing an environmentally friendly, low maintenance environment to foster optimal learning potential.

Gen 7 classroom from American Modular Systems

Gen 7 classroom from American Modular Systems

With versatile designs to fit existing campus environments and architectural specifications, Gen7 helps schools fulfill modernization and expansion needs, while providing direct and permanent long-term cost savings. AMS’s manufacturing processes enable Gen7 self contained classrooms to be delivered 90% complete; they can be delivered and installed in as little as 90 days or less.

Among the highlights of these classrooms are high recycled and recyclable materials content, low- and zero-VOC interiors, attention to acoustical design, energy efficient mechanical and electrical systems, and lighting systems with integrated daylight harvesting features.

Illumination tools include programmable Energy Star-rated tubular skylights with adjustable light dampers.

Illumination tools include programmable Energy Star-rated tubular skylights with adjustable light dampers.

AMS collaborated with a number of companies in the design and manufacture of Gen7. These partners and their products have been integral to making Gen7. These partners include Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating Solutions; Solatube International Inc.; PPG Industries; Culver-Newlin; Chatfield-Clark; All Weather Architectural Aluminum; Armstrong World Industries; Lithonia Lighting; Lutron Electronics; Ultra Touch Insulation; Tandus (Collins/Aikman); Steelscape Inc.; Merit USA; AEP; P2000 Insulation; Price Industries; Tri-Best Visual Display Products; and Central Valley Hardware.

It should be noted that the Gen7 learning environment was developed and designed primarily for the California market and the stringent requirements of the California Department of the State Architect (DSA). As such, the design and engineering specifications for the four seismic zones and 16 different climate zones of that state exceed the typical code requirements of other regions. (This may place Gen7 at an economical price disadvantage as a result; however each project can be considered on an individual basis in regards to logistic and economic viability).

About Heidi Schwartz

Heidi Schwartz

Schwartz joined Group C Media in April 1989 as managing editor of Today's Facility Manager (TFM) magazine (formerly Business Interiors) where she was subsequently promoted to editor/co-publisher of the monthly trade magazine for facility management professionals. In September 2012, she took over the newly created position of internet director for TFM's parent company, Group C Media, where she is charged with developing content and creating online strategies for TFM and its sister publication, Business Facilities. Schwartz can be reached at

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