Best Practices in Educational Facilities Investments

Strategic investment (312)

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Designing Primary Schools for the Future, ESRI Research Series 16

Draws on interviews with education stakeholders, principals, teachers and pupils as well as a review of international research in assessing how primary school buildings can be used to enhance the learning process.
Categories: Evaluation and assessment of design quality and learning outcomes
Country: Ireland
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European Design Types for 21st Century Schools: An Overview

Presents a critical overview of European school building design types, based on analysis of morphologies and spatial layouts. The different design types are evaluated on the basis of specific didactic and social needs.
Categories: Design guidelines
Country: Italy
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Promoting Environment-Focused Renovations of School Buildings

Presents the model plans for environmentally-focused renovations of existing school buildings in the six regions of Japan. It presents and evaluates the contents, effects and initial costs.
Categories: Strategic planning, Cost management and estimations, Design guidelines
Country: Japan
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Learning through the Use of Earth-friendly Energy

Presents the benefits, impact and case studies of the application of new energy systems in school facilities, and how they are installed and implemented.
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines
Country: Japan
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Learning through the Use of Solar Power

Presents the benefits and effects of the application of solar photovoltaic power generation in school facilities and how they are installed and implemented, in addition to case studies.
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines
Country: Japan
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On Furthering the Equipping of Environmentally-Conscious School Facilities:Investigative Research Report Concerning Environmentally-Conscious Measures Within School Facilities

Discusses the environmentally-conscious measures and environmental education, as well as improvements in existing schools to reduce lighting, heating and water consumption.
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines
Country: Japan
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Inspection and Improvement of Security in School Facilities: Research Report Concerning the School Facility Security Measures Inspection/Improvement Manual

Discusses security measures in schools, and how schools and municipal offices address and promote them.
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines
Country: Japan
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For Functional Improvement of School Facilities for Disaster Prevention Investigative Research Report on Disaster Prevention Capability at School Facilities when Utilized as an Emergency Evacuation Site

Reports experiences of evacuees in school facilities used as an emergency shelter, and reports results from an investigation about disaster prevention capacity in school facilities serving as evacuation points Discusses basic ideas on how to improve disaster prevention capacity in school facilities
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines
Country: Japan
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Case Studies Concerning the Development of Barrier-Free School Facilities

Provides a guide for developing maintenance plans, and introduces 8 examples of barrier-free measures for schools and other types of public buildings in Japan. Provides examples of regulations promoting barrier-free measures.
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines
Country: Japan
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Case Studies of Seismic Nonstructural Retrofitting in School Facilities

Introduces examples of seismic retrofitting on nonstructural members of school facilities that could be identified and implemented through daily inspections. Examples illustrate the conditions of damages from previous earthquakes, as well as retrofits and they are supported by photos and figures.
Categories: Strategic planning, Design guidelines
Country: Japan