Best Practices in Educational Facilities Investments

Schoolhouse in the Red: A Guidebook for Cutting Our Losses: Powerful Recommendations for Improving America's School Facilities

Provides provincial data on the country's publicly funded school condition, fiscal condition, maintenance, and energy usage. Reveals that education ministries and school systems have engaged in an aggressive building program in the past two decades at a rate approximately nine percent higher than that in the States. Despite this effort, most of the country's school buildings have exceeded their life expectancy, and too often new construction has been done at the expense of needed maintenance. Appendices present research procedures and respondent data, and comparable data regarding U.S. school facilities.