ERIC Number: ED082321
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Reference Count: 0
The Economy of Energy Conservation in Educational Facilities. A Report.
Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
Prepared with the assistance of a panel of experts, this report sets forth available information for school architects and administrators facing the energy crisis. The booklet tells specifically how economies can be effected in the operation and maintenance of school buildings; in the modernization of existing schools; and in the planning of future facilities. School administrators are advised to (1) review operation and maintenance personnel to be sure that they are qualified to cope with the increasingly sophisticated mechanical/electrical equipment in schools; (2) identify sources of energy waste through an analysis of energy consumption in existing schools; (3) include energy conservation as a major part of an architectural program for both modernization and new construction projects; and (4) use life-cycle costing to replace initial cost as the sole basis for contract awards for energy-consuming systems. Appendixes provide an explanation of the basic techniques for computing life-cycle (longterm) costs, and a summary of the background to the energy crisis. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Air Conditioning Equipment, Custodian Training, Economics, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Improvement, Energy Conservation, Equipment Maintenance, Facility Planning, Heating, Lighting Design, Operating Expenses, School Maintenance
Educational Facilities Laboratories, 477 Madison Avenue, New York, New York 10022 ($2.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.