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Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2011
Schools and universities across the United States have been forced to cope with a grim financial situation that has left them without adequate resources. Administrators are cutting programs, reining in salaries and jettisoning employees to keep operating budgets in line. Education institutions also have had to shutter facilities or postpone,…
Descriptors: Economic Climate, Educational Finance, School Construction, Educational Facilities Improvement
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2009
It wasn't that long ago that when education architects and administrators raised the notion of green construction or sustainable-design strategies, they were met with head scratches and raised eyebrows. But in 2009, the energy-saving, water-conserving, environmentally friendly philosophies championed by those in the vanguard of the green schools…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), School Construction, Architecture, Educational Facilities Design
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2007
In recent years, more education administrators and designers have embraced the potential benefits of daylighting. They have been persuaded that using natural light to illuminate facilities enables schools and universities to conserve energy and provide a learning environment in which students perform better. For daylighting advocates, the…
Descriptors: Natural Resources, Lighting, Building Design, Energy Conservation