Best Practices in Educational Facilities Investments

Design guidelines (139)

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Urgent Recommendation “Concerning School Facility Improvement in Light of the Damage Caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake”

Presents the Urgent Recommendation concerning school facility improvement in light of the damages from the Great East Japan Earthquake; 1.Ensuring the Safety of School Facilities, 2.Securement of School Facilities’ Function as Centers of the Local Community, 3.Energy Conservation Measures in School Facilities in Response to the Reduced Power Supply Capacity.
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines
Country: Japan
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The Essex Study: Optimised Classroom Acoustics for All

Presents the findings of a study conducted in an Essex secondary school, a school with a large resource base for deaf students, on the effect of change of room acoustics, as measured in terms of reverberation time. 400 children were involved directly in the study, including 17 children with hearing impairment. Student, teacher and visitor questionnaires and interviews were also used. Results indicated a very strong correlation between reverberation time and perceived quality of the teaching environment for both speech and listening.
Categories: Design guidelines, Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: UK-England
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Learning in Twenty-First Century Schools: Toward School Buildings That Promote Learning, Ensure Safety, and Protect the Environment

Presents papers from a conference held in Santiago, Chile from 26-27 October 2010 on the state of school infrastructure in the Latin American region and the financial role of the private sector. Papers address design of kindergarten, primary and secondary schools; designing for hurricanes and earthquakes;the impact of school infrastructure on learning; public-private partnerships to build and manage schools; and green schools.
Categories: Procurement, Design guidelines, Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
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Technical Guidance Documents

Provides 32 technical guidance documents (including updates and archibed documents) for school buildings, including construction standards, mechanical and electrical services engineering guidelines, acoustic and energy performance, etc.
Categories: Legislation and regulations and standards, Design guidelines
Country: Ireland
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2013 National Institute for Educational Policy Research, Seminar on Educational Facilities Research

Reports on NIER'S symposium held in January 2013 on "Nearly Zero-Energy Educational Facilities", showcasing Japanese and international examples, research and trends of "nearly zero energy" educational facilities.
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines
Country: Japan
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Countermeasures against the Deterioration of School Facilities - Promotion of the Lifespan Extension of School Facilities

Describes current measures and future directions at the national and local government levels to improve the quality of the educational environment, ensuring safety, assurance and cost efficiency in public elementary schools and lower secondary schools, specifically to address the deterioration of school facilities from the baby boom era.
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines
Country: Japan
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Area Guidelines for Mainstream Schools

Provides simple, non-statutory area guidelines for school staff and governors involved in building projects in mainstream school buildings and sites accomodating students aged from 3 to 19. Supersedes the area guidelines in Building Bulletins 98 and 99.
Categories: Briefing, Design guidelines
Country: UK-England
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2014 NIER Seminar on Educational Facilities Research "School Architecture in Japan and Finland"

Provides information on NIER'S symposium "School Architecture in Japan and Finland" held in January 2014. The report includes examples of school designs focusing on Japan's integrated school facilities for educational continuity from elementary through lower secondary levels, Finnish comprehensive schools and a study on Japanese and Finnish children’s activities promoting their environments.
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines, Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: Japan
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Collection of Case Examples of Renewable Energy Utilization in School Facilities -Thermal Utilization-

A collection of case exmples utilizing renewable energy (thermal energy) in school facilities are introduced.
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines
Country: Japan
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Ideal State of Disaster-Resilient School Facilities -Tsunami protection measures and enhancement of disaster prevention function as evacuation shelter-

A report on the field surveys of damages to school facilities by the tsunami and the use of school facilities as emergency shelters at the time of the Great East Japan Earthquake. Anti-tsunami measures and measures for enhancing disaster prevention functions for school facilities are introduced.
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines
Country: Japan