Construction Methods and Materials

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 Immersive Learning Environments: An Untapped Resource for Differentiated Learning

Expert Perspective

Immersive Learning Environments: An Untapped Resource for Differentiated Learning

As education principles continue to evolve, immersive learning environments offer an emerging and meaningful education tool.

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Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Floors Need Special Care

Nearly all flooring surfaces in a school facility can be considered 'high traffic areas.'

roof

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

My Roof's Got a Hole In it...

Each roof leak is an opportunity to fail. As always, planning for all possible alternatives in advance will pay dividends in the future.

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Facilities (Learning Spaces)

New Wine in Old Bottles

Imagine the opportunities that could be created in the learning environment if there were 50 or even a 100 points of light in each classroom that could be controlled individually or grouped in zones.

Northland Pines High School

Intelligent Schools

K-12 school buildings that automatically manage and control utility costs 24-hours a day.

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Facilities (Learning Spaces)

"Both/And"

Like many things in life, flooring decisions are not always easy 'black or white' decisions.



fresh air in the classroom

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

FRESH AIR: The Impact of HVAC Systems on Indoor Air Quality

Expecting children to learn in poorly ventilated classrooms is like requiring them to read blurry textbooks.

Intelligent Buildings

Keeping K-12 Schools in Tiptop Shape

Enhancing k-12 facilities management by leveraging BIM data.

Hot Tips (HVAC Efficiency)

Using VRF Systems to Solve HVAC Challenges

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Facilities (Learning Spaces)

The Building Envelope

Envelopes have long since evolved from a means to just keep outside out and inside in. Systems are advancing with, among other things, sophisticated air and vapor barriers, airtight interiors, increasingly efficient windows, and exceedingly insulated roofs.

Open But Secure

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Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Bookbags and Hardhats Don't Mix

Gresham-Barlow Schools Save Over $1.5 Million Annually

See how this school district went from bleeding energy dollars to saving over $1.5 million a year in cost avoidance, earning an ENERGY STAR rating of 97 and becoming an 11-time Partner of the Year award winner.

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