ERIC Number: ED437819
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Schools' Environmental Assessment Methods (SEAM). Building Bulletin 83.
Department for Education and Employment, London (England). Architects and Building Branch.
Responding to the need for users of schools to use their buildings in a way that creates a better internal environment for children and reduces harm to the environment, this document lists the environmental issues that need to be addressed and the corrective recommendations that designers and administrators can apply. Environmental issues cover such areas as sources of noxious fumes, water and air quality, lead-free paint, recycling and waste disposal, ventilation, lighting, energy management, and legionnaires' disease. The choices made in new school design will have a considerable effect on the environment for the life of the building. Existing school buildings will remain in use for many years to come, so it is imperative that they are as benign to the environment as possible. Fortunately, many steps exist to address both these situations. An appendix provides carbon dioxide rating calculations for new and existing schools. A list of non-governmental organizations involved in environmental health, and an environmental assessment summary sheet conclude the booklet. (GR)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Classroom Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Hazardous Materials, Problem Solving, Public Schools, School Safety, Water Quality
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Support Staff
Authoring Institution: Department for Education and Employment, London (England). Architects and Building Branch.
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)