ERIC Number: ED459587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
High Performance Schools Best Practices Manual. Volume I: Planning [and] Volume II: Design [and] Volume III: Criteria.
Eley, Charles, Ed.
This three-volume manual, focusing on California's K-12 public schools, presents guidelines for establishing schools that are healthy, comfortable, energy efficient, resource efficient, water efficient, secure, adaptable, and easy to operate and maintain. The first volume describes why high performance schools are important, what components are involved in their design, and how to successfully navigate the design and construction process of such schools. The second volume contains design guidelines for high performance schools. These guidelines are tailored for California climates and are written for the architects and engineers who are responsible for designing schools and the project managers who work with the design teams. Volume 2 is organized by design disciplines, and it addresses specific design strategies for high performance schools. Volume 2's appendix contains data and guidelines on job-site specifications, information on calculating cost-effectiveness, a field-based thermal comfort standard for naturally ventilated buildings, the energy cost and indoor air quality performance of ventilation systems and controls, a lighting design supplement, and daylighting and fenestration design supplement. Volume 3 presents criteria which explicitly defines a high performance school. The criteria consist of required prerequisites and optional credits for which a school may earn points toward a goal of being a high performance school. (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Management, Guidelines, Public Schools, School Effectiveness
For full text: www.eley.com/chps/manual/index.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Parents; Practitioners
Sponsor: Collaborative for High Performance Schools, CA.
Authoring Institution: Eley Associates, San Francisco, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California