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Coverage including updates, insights, strategies and best practices for the facilities management industry


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K-12 Schools Eye Hurricane Recovery

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Financial Management: Westerville (Ohio) School District

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HVAC Preventive Maintenance Program Rescues Houston School District

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Houston School District Realizes Benefits of Preventive Maintenance Program

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Houston Schools Seek to Streamline HVAC Direct Digital Controls System

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SIDEBAR: Energy Stars — Houston Schools Shine in EPA Challenge

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Maintenance Champions: FMDAA Recipients Announced

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K-12 Deferred Maintenance: Challenges at Every Turn

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Guide for Improving School Safety Available

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USGBC Perspective: Analysis Reveals $46 Billion Deficit In Public School Infrastructure Investment

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Funding Woes: California K-12 Public School District Facilities in Bad Shape

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FMs As Educators

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Other Restroom Decisions Involve Sensors, No-Touch Devices, Lighting, Color

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Finding Right Restroom Materials Is Key

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Good Restroom Planning Makes the Most of a Branding Opportunity

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Design Collaboration Can Make School a Great Teaching Tool

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More Ways Facility Managers Can Excel as Educators

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How School Buildings Can Become Hands-On Teaching Tools

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Dan Hounsell: Take a Bow, FMD Achievement Award Winners

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Agnes Irwin School Expansion Requires “Disciplined and Precise Thinking”

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Lesson Learned: When Security Patrols Stopped, Abandoned School Was Quickly Gutted

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Abandoned Schools Offer Opportunity For Reuse

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Closed Schools Create Challenges For Districts

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Closing A School May Seem Like Solving A Problem, But Further Issues Exist

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Relationship-based Educational Design Turns Classrooms Into Instructional Tools

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Focus On Needs Of Students To Design Effective Classroom Spaces

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Showing Students, Faculty Respect Is Important Aspect Of Relationship-based Educational Design

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Color Does Not Have To Be A Challenge In Educational Design

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Sustainability Delivers Hard Savings, Soft Benefits to Jordan, Pershing Elementary Schools

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Layered Security Can Help Protect K-12 Students Against Shootings

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School Districts Have Many Physical Security Options To Reduce Risk Of Mass Shootings

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Policies Can Help School Districts Mitigate, Prevent Shootings

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K-12 Schools Should Practice Multiple Evacuation, Lockdown Drills

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Four Points Can Help Schools Implement Effective Policies To Prevent Shootings

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Full-Scale Active Shooter Drills Can Help Schools Prepare For The Worst

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Indiana School District Has Three Goals For Active Shooter Drills

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Concealed Weapons In Schools Raises Safety, Security Questions

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Ohio School District Permits Teachers, Other Staff To Carry Guns In School

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School Districts Focus On Resource Officers, Improved Response Time Instead Of Arming Employees

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Why Green Schools Are Important For Students and Teachers

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Energy Efficiency Projects Bring Large Savings To Poudre School District

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Bond Issue Will Help Make Existing Poudre Schools More Energy Efficient

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Data Is Lifeblood Of Colorado School District's Energy Efficiency Program

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Culture Change Produces Large Energy Savings at Rocky Mountain High School

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Texas School District Lighting Project Boosts Bottom Line

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Lighting Retrofits Bring Savings, Efficiency to Texas School District

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School uses geothermal energy

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How Can You Take Advantage of the Green Classroom Professional Certificate?

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Getting Students Involved in Energy Efficiency Can Lead to Big Energy Cost Savings For School Districts

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Douglas County School District Sees Big Gains From Involving Students In Energy Efficiency

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Ponderosa High School Involved Students in Teaching Value of Saving Energy

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Green Schools Linked To Better Student Health, Performance

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Integrated Design Is Essential for LEED for Schools

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LEED for Schools Targets Acoustics, IAQ and Lighting

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From LEED for Schools: Tips on Green Design and Construction for Facility Managers

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Green Schools: Information Resources for Facility Managers

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Using LEED-EBOM on Campus Requires Managing Data, Defining Scope

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What ISO 50001 Can Offer is a Framework for Continuous Energy Improvement

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Five Steps to Green Campuses

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Facilities Set the Stage for Learning

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LEED for Schools Focuses on Daylighting, Acoustics and Indoor Air Quality

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New Mexico School District Puts Building Requirements on a LEED Silver Platter

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9 Ways LEED for Schools is Different From LEED-NC

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Trained Staff Is Essential to Get Energy Savings from Building Automation Systems

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Sustainability Focus Transforms NYC Schools

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Coordination Across City Organizations Drives Sustainability Success

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Finding the Funding for Energy Education and Efficiency

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Acoustics in Classrooms

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Sustainability in Schools: NYC Department of Education

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Moving to Green Cleaning Methods Requires Buy-in From Maintenance Staff

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Public School Facility Managers Can Use Energy Management Campaign to Spur Savings

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Collaboration With Maintenance Staff Key to Eliminating Energy Waste

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School District Uses Lighting Retrofits, Chiller Replacements to Conserve Energy

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Facility Department Holds Design Contest to Meet Cost Reduction Goals

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Facility Professionals Use Open Procurement Process During Bidding

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Visual Cues Can Help Janitorial Staff, Bathroom Occupants Transition to Green

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Managing IAQ During School Renovations

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Choosing Paint Colors for Classrooms

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School Districts Cutting Spending Due to Rising Energy Costs, Survey Says

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Lessons in Educational Funding with Tim Woodley

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Color in Classrooms

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Stimulus Offers Path to School Modernization Funding

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School Modernization Funding Breakdown by State

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States Decide if School Districts Receive Stimulus Funds

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School Districts Focus on Modernization, Not New Construction

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Stimulus Funds Go Beyond K-12 School Districts

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Design Guide Helps Districts Save Energy, Lower Costs

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Bonds Help K-12 Facilities Address Growing Enrollment

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High School Improves HVAC Efficiency and ADA Compliance

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Maintenance Department Renovates Classroom After Fire

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School Security Measures: Tips On Ways To Improve Security

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Guide Addresses Financing for EnergySmart Schools

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Public Alert Radios Distributed to Schools Nationwide

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High-Performance Buildings: Managers Influence Design, Construction

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NIOSH Proposes Research on Building-Related Asthma in Schools

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Publication Provides Energy-Efficiency Guidance for K-12 Schools

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EPA Settles Over Asbestos Violations in S.F. Schools

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EPA Touts School IAQ Efforts

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DOE Gives Energy Aid to New Orleans Schools

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EPA Fines Seven Tucson Schools Over Asbestos

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NIOSH To Study Building-Related Asthma in Public Schools

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U.S. Conference of Mayors Resolution Backs the Greening of Nation's Schools

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EPA Warns Schools About Oil Spill Risks

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EPA Focuses on Healthier Schools

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'Green' School Groups Announce Partnership

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EPA: Philadelphia Schools to Undergo Environmental Review

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Building Boom

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LEED for Schools Second Public Comment Period Now Open

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School Fined for Underground Tank Leaks

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Green Schools The Hottest Market For Green Building

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Report: Unhealthy Conditions Common in Schools

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Schools Receive Recognition for Their IAQ Efforts

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EPA Honors Seven School Districts on Energy

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Schools, EPA Settle Over Asbestos Problems

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Safety Guide Targets School Labs

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Study Results: Energy-efficient Schools Lower Costs, Improve Air Quality

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Schools Spend $600 Billion on Facilities, But Inequities Persist, Report Finds

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Healthy Schools Campaign Releases Green Cleaning Guide

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Green Is the New School Color

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When Enrollment Soars

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Schooled in IAQ

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Beating the Odds

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High-Tech Makeovers

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Schools Seek Formula for High Performance

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Educational Experience: Meeting The Acoustical Standard for Schools

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School Choice: Build New or Not

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Green Building Report

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Economics Lessons

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Renovating Buildings, Images

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Blazing a ‘Green’ Trail

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Spotlight: The Education-Facilities Link

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Finding Software for a Big Future

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Searching for Savings

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Changing Face of School Security

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The State of Maintenance

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Across the Industry

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New Generation of Schools