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Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2012
The U.S. Department of Education's "Planning Guide for Maintaining School Facilities" states that a sound facilities maintenance plan serves as evidence that school facilities are, and will be, cared for appropriately. On the other hand, negligent facilities maintenance planning can cause real problems. Budget restraints and cuts in…
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, School Maintenance, Educational Facilities Improvement, School Buildings
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2009
In the last several years, the growing demand that education institutions incorporate sustainable design and construction concepts in school facility plans has created a greater emphasis on using life-cycle costing. The use of long-lasting materials and equipment enables schools and universities to avoid the unnecessary consumption of energy and…
Descriptors: Life Cycle Costing, Educational Facilities Design, Educational Facilities Planning, Long Range Planning
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2007
In 1986, the Indianapolis and Gwinnett County (Georgia) school districts sat side by side on the list of the 100 largest school districts, each with slightly less than 51,000 students. But the districts were headed in opposite directions. By 2005, enrollment in Indianapolis declined by about 25 percent to 38,142, falling from the 63rd-largest to…
Descriptors: Baby Boomers, School Districts, Enrollment Trends, School District Size
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2005
With energy prices escalating, schools and universities have enormous incentive to control heating and cooling costs. And, as concerns about campus security and student safety continue to be paramount, education administrators have a duty to make sure their facilities are protected from intruders, vandals or other criminals. At the same time,…
Descriptors: School Security, Energy Management, Educational Environment, Lighting