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Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2005
As energy costs rise and resources dwindle, schools and universities can benefit greatly by taking an environmentally sensitive approach to construction, renovation and maintenance of facilities. Administrators free up needed budget resources by operating facilities more efficiently. Using sustainable-design strategies can set a good example for…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Energy Management, Educational Facilities Improvement, Conservation (Environment)
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2003
Discusses the issues colleges and universities face when choosing furniture for residence halls, including aesthetics, durability, student expectations, technology-friendliness, and encouragement of community. (EV)
Descriptors: College Housing, Design Requirements, Dormitories, Furniture
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2003
Discusses the many factors schools and universities should consider when purchasing furniture, including its impact on the learning environment. (EV)
Descriptors: Classroom Furniture, Furniture Design, Purchasing, Selection
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2003
Discusses key factors to consider when selecting furniture for offices and other administrative areas, including flexibility, ergonomics, aesthetics, and cost. Includes a sidebar on dealing with bulky wiring at computer workstations. (EV)
Descriptors: Educational Facilities, Furniture, Purchasing, School Personnel
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
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
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 2002
Explores the decision by colleges and universities to outsource or self-operate school services such as food, bookstores, and maintenance. Discusses factors influencing the decision, the pros and cons of outsourcing, and the importance of maintaining the goal of improving operations. (EV)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, College Administration, Decision Making, Higher Education
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 1999
Discusses educational facility planning for windows and doors that helps ensure long-term performance. Planning issues cover energy efficiency, accessibility, aesthetics, security, and costs and quality. Screen-repair tips are highlighted. (GR)
Descriptors: Doors, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Schools
Kennedy, Mike – American School & University, 1999
Examines the problem of school overcrowding, the political resolve to help school districts cope with rising enrollment, and examples of how some districts are taking the initiative to meet their rising enrollment challenges. Includes examples of school district's use of portable buildings; the expansion, renovation, and reclamation of old…
Descriptors: Educational Finance, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment, Politics of Education