schools

Resource pages for "schools"-related posts for facility managers (FMs), building operations professionals and decision-makers in all industry sectors.


learning environment

Deep Cleaning The Winter Blues Out Of Schools

The school year has just started, but it's never too early to plan ahead: Deep cleaning over the winter break can help create a healthy and safe learning environment.
solar energy

Schools Bring In Solar Energy

Working with U.S. DOE Better Buildings Challenge, K-12 districts incorporate solar energy for conservation and education.
littering

Keep America Beautiful Asks Students “How Will You … End Littering?”

The second annual video contest taps into the imaginations of students in grades 9-12 to find out how they would end littering.
drinking water

Is Your School In Compliance With The Safe Drinking Water Act?

NSF International offers resources for school administrators and facility directors to ensure the plumbing products used in schools meet EPA lead-free requirements.
modular buildings

Modular Building Leases From VESTA Modular

VESTA focuses on providing lease and sale options to organizations that need modular building solutions.
school facilities

School Restroom Maintenance During Summer Months

While school is out, it’s a good time for facility management teams to conduct inspections and evaluate fixture updates.
Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools® (PC4HS) group is providing guidance on handling potential PCB-containing dust from substances such as older caulking in schools.

Guidance Offered To Schools For Handling Potential PCB-Containing Dust

Process Cleaning for Healthy Schools (PC4HS) is providing guidance on handling potential PCB-containing dust in academic environments.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: CoreFirst Retrofit System by CoreFirst LLC

CoreFirst LLC has introduced a proprietary seismic upgrade retrofit system. Modular, steel constructed, “cartridge” style safe zones are installed into existing buildings to upgrade the ability of these structures to withstand a seismic event.

NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Fire Ants 101 Tools from FMC Professional Solutions

Several online tools help facility managers take a proactive approach to controlling fire ants.

Soap Donated To Green Bay, WI Schools

Georgia-Pacific Professional donated an estimated two year supply to the city's school district.

Flooring & Ceiling Design Competition

Armstrong, in conjunction with the IIDA, recently conducted a contest seeking innovative floor and ceiling projects.

Poll Reveals Majority of Americans Support Federal Investment in Green Schools

The survey found that one in three of those surveyed said the majority of U.S. schools are in "poor" shape. Only 6% said U.S. schools are in "excellent" shape.

New Service Spotlight: Solar Power Purchase Program from Siemens

Focused toward public sector facility managers, Siemens has a program offering solar energy projects without having to make an initial capital investment in solar equipment.

Service Company Donates Time For Green Cleaning

Employees at a New Jersey firm recently donated time and products to clean a school in nearby Newark.

Tricks Of The Trade: Energy Management For Churches

TFM Columnist Jim Elledge gives advice on finding energy management solutions for multi-purpose facilities

Fluorescent Lighting Fixtures, Pre-1979

The EPA has released recommended steps to take for schools with older lighting fixtures in order to reduce potential exposures to harmful levels of PCBs. The guidance — part of EPA’s efforts to address potential PCB exposures in schools — is based on evidence that the older ballasts contain PCBs that can leak when the ballasts fail,

Study: Students Avoid School Toilets

Nearly 40% of secondary school girls reported ''holding it in'' so they didn't have to go to the toilet. And 16% of secondary school boys reported "bad things" happening in the toilets, making them wary of going in there.

New Guidelines for Green Cleaning Products in Schools

Recent scientific evidence that chronic, low level exposures to petrochemicals commonly found in institutional cleaning products are a significant health hazard for children has fueled increased demand for safer products.

Standard For K-12 Products Under Development

NSF International and the National School Supply and Equipment Association (NSSEA) are working on this tool to certify health, safety, and environmental aspects of products and equipment for educational settings.

NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Class Pack Lighting Systems

These Systems from GE Lighting and Lithonia Lighting combine high light output, full spectrum fluorescent lighting with a ballast system to deliver customized lighting levels.

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