ERIC Number: ED478351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Best Practices Manual, 2002 Edition.
Collaborative for High Performance Schools, CA.
The goal of this manual is to create a new generation of high performance school facilities in California. The focus is on public schools and levels K-12, althoughmany of the design principals apply to private schools and higher education facilities as well. High performance schools are healthy, comfortable, energy efficient, resource efficient, water efficient, safe, secure, adaptable, and easy to operate and maintain. Theyhelp school districts achieve higher test scores, retain quality teachers and staff, reduce operating cost, increase average daily attendance (ADA), and reduce liability, while at the same time being friendly to the environment. The manual is split into three volumes. Volume I addresses the needs of school districts, including superintendents, parents, teachers, school board members, administrators, and those persons in the school district that are responsible for facilities. These may include the assistantsuperintendent for facilities (in large districts), buildings and grounds committees, energy managers, and newconstruction project managers. Volume I describes why high performance schools are important, what components are involved in their design, and how to navigate the design and construction process to ensure that they are built. Volume II contains design guidelines for high performanceschools. These are tailored for California climates and are written for the architects and engineers who are responsible for designing schools as well as the project managers who work with the design teams. Volume II is organized by design disciplines and addresses specific design strategies for high performance schools. Volume III is the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) Criteria. These criteria are a flexible yardstick that precisely defines a high performance school so that it may qualify for supplemental funding, priority processing, and perhaps bonus points in the state funding procedure. School districts can also include the criteria in their educational specifications to assure that new facilities qualify as high performance. (EV)
Descriptors: Child Health, Conservation (Environment), Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Public Schools, School Buildings, Sustainable Development
For full text: http://www.chps.net/manual/index.htm.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Collaborative for High Performance Schools, CA.
Identifiers - Location: California