Triumph has received two Awards of Distinction and Best of Show from the Modular Building Institute (MBI). The company was recognized with a first place award in the “Green Building“ category for its innovative Harvard Yard Childcare Center building, first place award for “Temporary Modular: Education 2,000 sq. ft. to 10,000 sq. ft.” and Best of Show for the Harvard Yard Childcare Center.
Green Building and Best of Show
The Best of Show and “Green Building” award winner is an eight module, 5,760 square-foot childcare center, installed on the campus of Harvard University in just six weeks. For eighteen months, this modular school building first housed the Harvard Yard Child Care Center and then the Oxford Street Daycare Cooperative while their permanent locations were being renovated. Now that the permanent childcare facility renovations are complete, the building will be relocated, repurposed and reused at another local university. Read more details about this modular building project here.
Temporary Modular: Education
The “Temporary Modular: Education” 2,000 sq. ft. to 10,000 sq. ft. winner is also a green relocatable building. The City of Newton placed an emphasis on reaping the benefits of a sustainable, high efficiency modular building for a classroom expansion at the Oak Hill Middle School. In general, this Modular Classroom Building was designed to meet the goals of Massachusetts High Performance Schools Protocols (MA CHPS), including the integration of ‘Air Barrier’ construction, daylight harvesting, minimized HVAC systems, and many other ‘Green’ features. An integrated life cycle analysis informed system selections to ensure maximized efficiency.
About the MBI Awards
The MBI Awards of Distinction contest is the commercial modular industry’s premier awards program, offering competition in over 30 categories for MBI members: building manufacturers, dealers, and product and service providers. Entries are temporary, permanent, and renovated modular buildings as well as industry marketing pieces.
Each entry is reviewed by an impartial panel of industry and non-industry construction and code experts, architects, engineers, and marketing professionals. Building entries are judged on architectural excellence, technical innovation, cost effectiveness, energy efficiency, and calendar days to complete. Green building designs are judged on eight criteria, from comfort and energy strategies to economic practicality.