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Building Minds, Minding Buildings
Type: Article/Report
Summary: Rodent and roach infestation, mice droppings, mold that has caused mushrooms to grow, asbestos, extreme heat or cold in classrooms, severe overcrowding, and nonfunctional bathrooms are just some examples of the appalling physical conditions found in thousands...
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Capital Development Board Reference Library
Type: Manual/Handbook - Web site
Summary: Welcome to the Capital Development Board's Reference Library. This is CDB's one-stop-shop for all forms, manuals and publications issued by the agency and used by our private sector partners to do business with the CDB.
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Capital Development Board School Construction Program
Summary: To date, the School Construction Grant Program has benefited 497 school districts in every region of the state and provided over $3.1 billion in state funds for building and renovating local public schools. In FY04, $500 million was distributed in the most rec...
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Commercial Programs Energy Efficient Schools
Type: Article/Report - Database - Fact sheet - Powerpoints, videos and virtual tours - Web site
Summary: A database of energy efficient schools can be accessed (filtered by state and type of project) and a collection of powerpoint presentations from CEE's energy-efficient school workshop in 2002 provide some unique resources. There is also a 4-page commercial bui...
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Daylight Savings
Type: Article/Report
Summary: How was Waltham High school preserved at a time when schools were being demolished to make way for "high-performance, energy efficient schools?"
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Green Building Rating System for Existing Buildings
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: Materials and Resources, Indoor Environmental Quality, Sustainabile Sites, Water Efficiency, Energy, and Operations/Maintenance and Upgrades are all considered when qualifying an existing building for LEED certification. This 122-page pdf provides guidelines...
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Illinois Resource Guide for Healthy, High-Performing School Buildings
Type: Manual/Handbook
Summary: This 96 page document (pdf) contains section on defining healthy, high performing school buildings, assessing needs and establishing a planning team; design elements of a healthy, high performing school building, and operations-maintenance-education considerat...
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Ins and Outs of Schools Facility Management
Type: BiblioResources (Books) - Checklist
Summary:

Non-fiction

Authors, Tak Cheung Chan and Michael D. Richardson

ISBN 1-57886-191-8

These authors provide guidance to school administrators, school board members and community members as they begin the process of renovating th...

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Learning By Design 2005 Projects
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: Lists of school rrenovation, restoration and addition projects from around the country that embrace various techniques for high performance and energy efficiency.
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Older and historic schools are increasingly being recognized for their value
Type: Article/Report - Case Study
Summary: Across the nation, we are finally investing in school facilities to support high-quality education, and it is long overdue. But too often, this has meant unnecessarily abandoning and demolishing older and historic schools. Now, through an extraordinary partner...
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Poisoned Schools, Invisible Threats, Visible Actions
Type: Article/Report
Summary: This 83-page report is a joint effort of organizations of the Child Proofing Our Communities Poisoned School Campaign. It identifies existing conditions (2001), harms created by improper school siting, pesticides and lack of information. It provides early eff...
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