Sustainable Classroom

A classroom can generate more energy than it consumes. This is what happens to these prefabricated rooms, using windows with northern orientation for optimum ventilation and natural lighting.

Anderson Anderson Architecture office, located in San Francisco, USA, developed this model capable of producing four times the energy it consumes in Ewa Beach, Hawaii, where today some students learn in poor conditions and ill-equipped spaces. With this project, it would be possible to transform the youth learning environment, allowing for more efficient learning linked to the production of water and electricity.


Solar panels generate energy and protect the further local heat, the windows can be handled so as to increase the natural ventilation. What makes this design even more interesting, is that cost analyzes based on 30 years suggest that this is sustainable building lower cost than similar models that use traditional power consumption systems.

In addition to all these benefits, the site is equipped with a motion sensor, able to save electricity. So carefully, the classroom is able to generate four times the amount of energy it needs. The architects also emphasize that “the manufacturing and delivery process, and the materials used and all products are selected for minimal environmental impact and maximum contribution to a healthy indoor environment.”