ERIC Number: ED461984
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
How School Facilities Managers and Business Officials Are Reducing Operating Costs and Saving Money. Energy-Smart Building Choices.
Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
This guide addresses contributions that school facility administrators and business officials can make in an effort to reduce operating costs and free up money for capital improvements. The guide explores opportunities available to utilize energy-saving strategies at any stage in a building's life, from its initial design phase through renovation. The guide explains how design guidelines can help create high-performance school buildings. It also explores the use of energy equity to finance school energy improvements, and it discusses how smart energy decisions benefit schools, communities, and the environment. It further shows how much schools can save by making certain energy choices, and it establishes the link between daylighting and enhanced test scores. (GR)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, Energy Conservation, Guidelines, Operating Expenses, Public Schools, School Administration
For full text: http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy01osti/30559.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.