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Johnson, Robert L. – American School & University, 2005
High-performance schools are facilities that improve the learning environment while saving energy, resources and money. Creating a high-performance school requires an integrated design approach. Key systems--including lighting, HVAC, electrical and plumbing--must be considered from the beginning of the design process. According to William H.…
Descriptors: Attendance Patterns, Pollution, Lighting, Educational Environment
Bevington, E. Milton – American School & University, 2002
Education institutions rely heavily on good HVAC systems. Maintaining these systems can be expensive and are a significant factor in operating costs. Energy conservation is a real resource that is often overlooked. This article addresses what causes energy waste, how schools can find sources of energy waste, and how schools can improve…
Descriptors: Building Operation, Climate Control, Educational Facilities Planning, Educational Finance
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Rosenbaum, Mark – ASHRAE Journal, 2002
Describes how techniques such as occupant control, careful sizing of the HVAC equipment, and using a direct digital control (DDC) system have helped the James L. and Evelena S. Oakes Hall at Vermont Law School to be environmentally friendly and save energy. (EV)
Descriptors: Climate Control, College Buildings, Educational Facilities Design, Energy Conservation
Freeman, James – School Planning & Management, 2002
Describes how the LaPorte Independent School District in Texas turned to ultraviolent light devices installed within the HVAC system to combat mold and fungus after conventional approaches failed. Describes the additional benefits of energy savings from the system. (EV)
Descriptors: Cleaning, Climate Control, Energy Conservation, School Maintenance
Wilson, Scott – Consulting-Specifying Engineer, 2001
Highlights the different design approaches that may be taken and the HVAC systems that result depending on the type of educational facility involved, be it an elementary, secondary, or postsecondary institution. Explores school indoor air quality issues and highlights the roles and responsibilities of IAQ project participants. A case study…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Climate Control, Elementary Secondary Education, Indoor Air Pollution
Crawford, Gary N. – School Business Affairs, 1995
Planning new construction is an opportunity to recognize indoor environmental quality (IEQ) issues. Provides an overview of some common IEQ issues associated with construction projects. A building's heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system is by far the single most common cause of IEQ problems and complaints. (MLF)
Descriptors: Climate Control, Facility Planning, Facility Requirements, Indoor Air Pollution
Schneider, Christian M. – School Business Affairs, 1990
The heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in older buildings often do not adequately handle air-borne contaminants. Outlines a three-stage Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) assessment and describes a case in point at a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, school. (MLF)
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Art Materials, Climate Control, Educational Facilities Improvement
Staniewicz, Theodore J.; Watson, Joseph J. – Facilities Manager, 2001
Examines the difficulties the electric industry's deregulation created for St. Joseph's University's (Philadelphia) development of a thermal ice-storage system as part of its HVAC design and the school's solution. A monthly equipment summary sheet with year-to-date figures is provided. (GR)
Descriptors: Climate Control, Data Collection, Electricity, Facility Planning
Roark, Steven – College Planning & Management, 2001
Presents the fifth installment examining the expansion and renovation project of Longview Community College's Liberal Arts Building in Kansas City (Missouri). Reviewed are the gaining of final approvals from administrators on project plans and the detailing of wall construction, structural systems, HVAC units, and finishes. (GR)
Descriptors: Climate Control, Educational Facilities Improvement, Educational Facilities Planning, Liberal Arts
Minnesota State Dept. of Children, Families, and Learning, St. Paul. – 2002
This document describes a 1998 commissioning statute passed by the Minnesota legislature requiring that mechanical HVAC systems undergo an inspection process to uncover and rectify problems before or shortly after a school building is occupied. The document presents the statute, describes the commissioning/system-inspection process and optional…
Descriptors: Climate Control, Educational Facilities, Equipment Evaluation, Field Tests
Schmitz, William J. – College Planning & Management, 2002
Discusses issues faced by the Borough of Manhattan Community College following the September 11th terrorist attacks: the expense of recovery and budgeting for it, developing an emergency preparedness plan, the characteristics of emergency management and disaster recovery plans, technology and its role in emergency management, being prepared for…
Descriptors: Crisis Management, Emergency Programs, Higher Education, School Safety
Seeton, Christopher John – ProQuest LLC, 2009
Microchannel heat exchangers are gaining popularity due to their ability to handle high pressures, reduce refrigerant charge, and reduce heat exchanger package size. These heat exchanger designs provide better heat exchange performance due to increased refrigerant side heat transfer coefficients and geometries that allow for a denser packing…
Descriptors: Fuels, Heat, Video Equipment, Video Technology
Im, Piljae – ProQuest LLC, 2009
A methodology to develop an easy-to-use toolkit for the preliminary design of high performance schools in hot and humid climates was presented. The toolkit proposed in this research will allow decision makers without simulation knowledge easily to evaluate accurately energy efficient measures for K-5 schools, which would contribute to the…
Descriptors: Energy Conservation, Radiation, Heat, Program Effectiveness
Hall, Richard; Ellis, Richard; Hardin, Tim – 1995
This manual, written in response to requirements of the Washington State legislature, focuses on practices which can be undertaken during the siting, design, construction, or renovation of a school, recommends practices to help ensure good indoor air quality during building occupancy, and suggests protocols and useful reference documents for…
Descriptors: Climate Control, Educational Facilities Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Guidelines
Torres, Vincent M. – 2000
Asserting that the air quality inside schools is often worse than outdoor pollution, leading to various health complaints and loss of productivity, this paper details factors contributing to schools' indoor air quality. These include the design, operation, and maintenance of heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems; building…
Descriptors: Air Pollution, Child Health, Cleaning, Climate Control
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