Future Proofing Schools: Using Smart Green Integrated Design Approaches To Prefabricated Learning Environments

Grant number: LP0991146 | Funding period: 2010 - 2014

Completed

Abstract

This project draws on multi-disciplinary approaches to set the groundwork of major transformations of prefabricated classrooms, with the use of advanced materials, smart information systems embedded in the classrooms, better placement on sites, and use of more efficient construction techniques, allowing a transformation of this Australian industry. Our research will promote an innovation culture and economy within the school and for future generations, and will have flow-on effects into promoting a healthy start to life in which smart, green, and educational imperatives are aligned. This will assist in strengthening Australia's social and economic fabric.