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The Heights, a new secondary school building for Arlington Public Schools, co-locates two progressive education programs — in an eye-catching, functional structure.


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The Heights, a new secondary school building for Arlington Public Schools, co-locates two progressive education programs — in an eye-catching, functional structure.

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Form Follows Function For New School In Arlington, VA

The Heights, a new secondary school building for Arlington Public Schools, co-locates two progressive education programs — in an eye-catching, functional structure.

School’s In, Locker Rooms Need Cleaning

With a new school year upon us, here are five tips for proactive locker room cleaning.

Proposed Legislation Could Be A Boon For Public Facilities

Introduced in March 2019, S. 932 aims "To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for the tax-exempt financing of certain government-owned buildings."

Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Expands Services For Education Facilities

Through its Facilities Program Management Business Group, LAN helps K-12 education clients implement all phases of a school bond program.

Zero Net Energy Awards For California Schools

The state’s investor-owned utilities, in partnership with the California Public Utilities Commission and other agencies, established this awards program, now in its third year.

Trane Presents Energy Efficiency Leader Award To MA School District

The Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District (DRRSD) in Massachusetts is improving facility conditions through a multi-year energy conservation program with Trane.

Kirei Echo Panels Part Of Playful Cafeteria Makeover

The company's acoustic solution was customized to reflect an elementary school's ties to the seashore.

Green Schools Efforts Recognized At Conference

The Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council, in collaboration with the Green Schools National Network (GSNN), announced recipients of the 2018 Best of Green Schools Awards in Denver this week.

Parking Guidance System Installed At Private PK3-12 School

In Plantation, FL, INDECT parking guidance sensors and signs, along with tailored software, were recently chosen by the American Heritage School to ease the morning rush.

Don’t Let Students Stink Up Your School’s Locker Room

Once students return to school after the summer, it doesn’t take long for them to stink up school gyms and locker rooms. Here are some tips to help your school keep the “locker room smell” at bay.

Through STEM, Students Install HVAC System

Elementary students at a Minnesota school had the opportunity to install new HVAC equipment in their building.

Clarity 16E Wheelchair Lift From Ascension

This fully enclosed vertical wheelchair lift can be installed in facilities to reach heights up to 14 feet.

Award For Sandy Hook School Project Team

The Connecticut Building Congress will recognize the Town of Newtown, Consigli Construction Co., Inc., Svigals+Partners, and STV|DPM for their collaborative work to build the new Sandy Hook School in Newtown, CT.

Heat Recovery Helps Cool UMass Med School Facility

Opened in 2013, the university's Albert Sherman Center in Worcester, MA utilizes brazed plate heat exchanger technology.

Leveraging Outdoor Space To Support Organizational Goals

Intentional design of outdoor spaces provides multiple benefits that can effectively support the organization and the people it employs and serves.
Net Zero Energy School

Maryland Opens Its First Net Zero Energy School

Maryland’s first net zero energy school — Howard County Public Schools' Wilde Lake Middle School — recently opened in Columbia, MD.
Flint water crisis

Flint, MI Schools Launch Water Bottle Recycling Initiative

This builds upon a partnership forged in 2016 that provided for storage and delivery of bottled water to Flint schools.

Noise Reduction: ClassMate STUDY Package By Modine

HVAC manufacturer releases noise reduction solution for classroom heating and cooling ventilation systems, resulting in fewer distractions.

In NYC, Pro Bono Project Uplifts Classroom Design

The goal: Transform multipurpose classrooms for adults and after-school kids’ facilities to be more uplifting, usable, and comfortable.

EPA Grants For Urban Water Improvement Projects

Several K-12 and higher education facilities are among the 22 organizations receiving up to $60,000 each for water quality initiatives.
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AASHE Competition Highlights 20 Sustainability Semi-Finalists

Next month, the competition will award one higher education institution a $50,000 prize to be used toward a new or existing sustainability project on its campus.

ID Card Systems From IDSecurityOnline

This provider of photo identification systems aims to provide school with effective ID card solutions irrespective of budget.

Ecore Receives Two U.S. Product Patents

Ecore, a company that transforms reclaimed waste into unique performance surfaces, recently received two United States product patents.

Technology, Aging Facilities Impacting Education Facility Budgets

SchoolDude's inaugural Facilities Budget, Staffing and Operations Study surveyed more than 400 K-12 and higher education facilities, maintenance, and operations professionals.

Modulating Boilers Lower Energy Use, Heating Costs For Massachusetts School

With failing oil-fired boilers and an aging, inefficient heating system, Elm Street School in Gardner, MA, turned to modulating boilers from Weil-McLain to spark energy efficiencies and lower heating costs.

FM Alert: Beware Counterfeit Electrical Products

Using counterfeit electrical products in any environment can result in a higher risk for failure or malfunction. This infographic from Eaton shows five segments where product performance is especially critical.

DC Elementary School Gets Green Walls

Thanks to a donation from Suite Plants, students at Leckie Elementary School will enjoy all the benefits of an indoor living green wall.

Students Benefit From One Of World’s Only Living Buildings

A net zero energy, net zero water, and carbon neutral education center that meets the Living Building Challenge™ has been built on the banks of the Potomac River in Maryland.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Co-op Purchasing from Ferguson and E&I

Facilities that are E&I members can now purchase Ferguson’s inventory of products, including PVF, plumbing, and facilities maintenance, through a new cooperative purchasing contract.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Energy Savings Performance Contract For Biloxi, MS Schools

Working with Schneider Electric, the school district, which serves over 5,100 students from kindergarten through grade 12, has seen its utility costs reduced by 15%, resulting in annual savings of close to $250,000.

Education Facility Case Study: Urban Learning

A new science education and research center at Georgia State University fosters innovative collaboration.

K-12 Case Study: Learning To Share

A Dallas, TX school district maximizes its budget to provide two new schools on one property.

QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Beating Bed Bugs

We have had several instances where bed bugs have bitten students, but the bugs could not be officially detected by a certified expert. How I could become more knowledgeable regarding this issue?

IEHA Promotes Healthy Schools With Free Guide

The IEHA is making available free (plus shipping and handling) to the public the pocket guide, Clean and Healthy Schools for Dummies, by Dr. David Mudarri, former EPA indoor air quality scientist.

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