ERIC Number: ED150699
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Apr-11
Reference Count: 0
Facilities Recycling for Energy Conservation.
Fredrickson, John H.
Conservation of energy is within the control and very much within the responsibility of educators. Schools are among the greatest "wasters" of energy in the nation today. Principals must become more knowledgeable about their buildings than they have been in the past. Indepth inspections of the school facilities will identify the most flagrant energy-wasting conditions. Corrective measures should be instituted immediately. Energy-wasting practices must also be investigated with frequent personal and published reminders advisable for staff and students. Consideration may have to be given eventually to rescheduling the entire school year. Significant quantities of energy can be conserved by closing schools earlier in spring. A case can be made to renovate a building for energy conservation purposes in conjunction with a well-established need for facility improvement to meet changing educational requirements. To accomplish this, educational priorities must be assessed, available physical resources evaluated, and major decisions made followed by appropriate action. (Author/MLF)
Descriptors: Administrator Responsibility, Architects, Architectural Programing, Educational Facilities, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Planning, Educational Specifications, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Facility Inventory, Higher Education, Lighting, Mechanical Equipment, Needs Assessment, Principals, Recycling, School Schedules
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (83rd, Chicago, Illinois, April 1978)