Best Practices in Educational Facilities Investments

Strategic planning (83)

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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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School Earthquake and Tsunami Safety in APEC Economies: Reducing Risk and Improving Preparedness

Presents an implementation plan for a project with APEC countries on Protecting Children from Natural Hazards, in addition to papers on hazard, risk, vulnerability and preparedness in the US, Japan (Tohoku) and APEC countries in general.
Categories: Strategic planning, Legislation and regulations and standards, Construction and cost management
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Learning Studio Pilot Review

Presents results from a study involving five schools which developed a “learning hub of the future” composed of a learning suite of learning studios grouped around a shared learning area. The report presents feedback from users on the school two years after the learning hubs were constructed.
Categories: Strategic planning, Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: New Zealand
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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
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Distinctive Facilities 2012 National Universities of Japan

A compendium of distinctive facilities of National Universities in Japan.
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines
Country: Japan
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Report of the Investigative Research on the Reconstruction of Schools in Conjunction with Community Development -Records and Examination of the Process of School Facilities' Reconstruction from Tsunami Damage after the Great East Japan Earthquake-

The huge tsunami that followed the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, caused immense damage to the entire region, including schools on the Pacific Coast of the Tohoku and Kanto regions. The contents of this report is compiled for the results :"Records and Examination of the Process of School Facilities' Reconstruction from Tsunami Damage after the Great East Japan Earthquake."
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines
Country: Japan
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Survey of Energy Use, etc. in School Facilities in the Super Eco School Demonstration Program-Report on a Fundamental Study of School Facility Environments-(2013 Summary)

The contents of this report is compiled for the results:the continuously survey of building performance and specifications, operations, energy consumption and other aspects of the equipment installed before and after renovation, accumulate data and analyze their correlation, and thereby contribute to measures for school facility development in the future.
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines
Country: Japan