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Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2003
Offers ten suggestions for schools and universities to maximize their budgets: energy upgrades, security technology, maintenance management systems, partnerships, modernized washrooms, windows, facilities assessment, outsourcing, alternative fuels, and building commissioning. (EV)
Descriptors: Building Operation, Energy Management, Facilities Management, Money Management
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2003
Offers ten suggestions for schools and universities to help maintain a healthy indoor environment: proper flooring, sanitary washrooms, consistent maintenance, indoor air quality, preventing mold, daylighting, good acoustics, avoiding volatile organic compounds (VOCs), ergonomic furniture, and well-maintained roofs. (EV)
Descriptors: Child Health, Hazardous Materials, Health Promotion, Physical Environment
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2003
Offers ten ideas for schools and universities before embarking on a new construction project: defining a school, shared space, sustainability, outdoor landscape, geoexchange, a variety of spaces, student-oriented space, technology, community use, and security. (EV)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, School Construction
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2003
Describes how facilities-management systems use technology to help schools and universities operate their buildings more efficiently, reduce energy consumption, manage inventory more accurately, keep track of supplies and maintenance schedules, and save money. (EV)
Descriptors: Automation, Building Operation, Electronic Control, Facilities Management
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2003
Discusses the benefits of high-performance schools, which enhance the learning environment for students while saving energy, resources, and money. Describes initiatives of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools and the high-performance design of Carleton College in Minnesota. (EV)
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Cost Effectiveness, Educational Facilities, Sustainable Development
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2002
Outlines 10 steps that school administrators can take to make their schools safer and more secure for students and staff. These steps encompass crime prevention through environmental design, crisis planning, entrances, lighting, police presence, prevention programs, rapport with students, smaller schools, technology implementation, and staff…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines, Public Schools
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2002
Proposes 10 strategies that colleges and universities can use to keep students living on their campuses. Strategies include providing more amenities to living areas, having greater electrical capacity in each room, providing computer connectivity, assuring greater fire safety and personal security, offering more dining options, and allowing…
Descriptors: Dormitories, Educational Facilities Improvement, Guidelines, Higher Education
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2002
Reviews ways that schools can provide effective indoor learning environments by paying attention to the following areas: daylighting, acoustics, space allocation, technology implementation, ergonomics, maintenance, indoor air quality, safety, restrooms, and roofing. (GR)
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Educational Facilities Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2002
Discusses how creative planning can help schools to keep washroom traffic moving, deter vandalism, and reduce maintenance. (EV)
Descriptors: Delinquency Prevention, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, School Maintenance
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2002
Discusses the factors that educational facilities managers must consider when selecting doors and windows for their buildings. These include finding a balance in terms of security, energy efficiency, accessibility, aesthetics, and durability; cleaning and maintenance; and noise issues. (EV)
Descriptors: Cleaning, Doors, Educational Facilities, Energy Conservation
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2002
Describes how, with thorough planning, focus, teamwork, and discipline, school systems in Houston and San Diego have proven that they can manage massive and complicated construction programs without becoming mired in financial and bureaucratic difficulties. (EV)
Descriptors: Bond Issues, Construction Costs, Construction Management, Construction Programs
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2002
Explores the need by colleges and universities, especially after 9-11, to provide more than routine security for sensitive research projects and valuable or historically significant articles. Offers examples from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Ohio State University of approaches taken to security. (EV)
Descriptors: Colleges, Higher Education, Property Appraisal, School Security
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2002
Describes how, as is the case with the desks they purchase, schools should choose other furnishings such as computer workstations by balancing aesthetics, architects' recommendations, staff preferences, durability, flexibility, and cost. (EV)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Furniture, Computer Uses in Education, Furniture Design
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2002
Discusses how the continued aging of school facilities, the inability of many local districts to generate enough funds for needed upgrades, and legal rulings that have directed states to assume a greater role in paying for facilities have resulted in building improvements that would have been far beyond the means of local districts a few years…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Improvement, Public Schools, School Funds, School Support
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2002
Discusses performance service contracts between educational facilities and energy services companies, in which the company provides the money for energy-efficiency improvements and the school pays the company an annual fee. The company guarantees the savings will meet or exceed the fee. (EV)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Improvement, Energy Management, Performance Contracts, School Business Relationship
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