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AMS to Unveil GEN7 Green Classroom at Green California School Summit and Expo in Pasadena

Manteca, Calif. — Dec. 3, 2009 — American Modular Systems (, one of the industry’s most respected, established and largest modular manufacturers in the West, announces that it will debut GEN7 — its line of green indoor learning environments — at the Green California School Summit and Expo Dec. 9-11 in Pasadena, Calif.

AMS’s GEN7 represents the state of the art in green classroom environments, offering a range of time-, money- and energy-saving features and providing a safe, healthy, eco-friendly, low-maintenance environment that fosters optimal learning potential. With versatile designs to fit existing campus environments or architectural specifications, GEN7 helps schools fulfill their modernization and expansion needs quickly and affordably, while providing direct and permanent long-term cost savings. In addition, because of AMS’s innovative manufacturing processes, GEN7’s selfcontained classroom solutions are delivered 90 percent complete and installed in as little as a few days and with minimal jobsite disruption.

“GEN7 empowers communities to create healthy, sustainable schools that will benefit students for generations,” said Tony Sarich, vice president of operations for AMS. “Green schools enjoy 20 percent higher test scores, fewer absences, lower healthcare costs and higher teacher retention. In addition, these schools benefit from up to $100,000 per year in direct cost savings and long-term savings of more than 30 percent.”

Among the highlights of these grid-neutral classrooms are their high recycled and recyclable materials content, lowand zero-VOC interiors, state-of-the-art acoustical design, energy-efficient mechanical and electrical systems, and smart lighting system with integrated daylight harvesting features. In addition, GEN7 has California Department of the State Architect approval. With PC approval, GEN7 saves time and money in the procurement process, which can take as little as 90 days from order to installation.

AMS is proud to have collaborated with a number of highly respected companies in the design and manufacturing of GEN7. These partners and their clean, energy-efficient products have been integral to making GEN7 the greenest classroom solution available. They 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

To learn more about AMS and GEN7, please visit or call (209) 825-1921.

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