December 2015 School Planning & Management

December 2015


On the Cover

energy efficiency

Energy Report

By Larry Schoff

Improving energy efficiency in schools lies in 'common sense'


Features

School exteriors

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

A Changing Landscape

By Scott Berman

School exteriors are no longer an afterthought, but important in many ways.


security technologies

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Policies are Critical

By Mo Canady

The effective use of security technologies in schools.


learning collaboration

Technology (Enhancing + Engaging + Connecting)

Technology and Collaboration, Chicken or Egg?

By Mike Raible, Andrew LaRowe

While technology in itself does not create learning collaboration, the presence and access to technology is at the core of collaborative partnerships in education today.


Columns

Monitoring Technology

Fire & Life Safety

Zero Tolerance

By Mike Halligan

Installing monitoring technology can eliminate hundreds or thousands of points of regulatory risk.


Dr. Phinnize J. Fisher Middle School

Facility Planning

Changing the Face of Education

By Barbara C. Worth

Middle school named 2015 James D. MacConnell Award winner.


A Final Thought

Measuring Elementary School Capacity

By Paul Abramson

What seems like a simple process can get complicated.


Trends in Green

The Benefits of Retro-Commissioning

By Dillon Mitchell

Ringing in the new year with better facilities.


Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Future Looks Bright

By Deborah P. Moore

Best wishes for a great new year!


Departments

Sports Facilities

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Planning Your Sports Facilities

By Craig Jameson

Five suggestions for winning results.


Products

tables

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Innovative Table Component Enhances Safety and Bottom Line


HVAC

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

HVAC Makes Energy Usage Easy to Manage


Extras

Hot Tips (Green Doors)

Thermal Efficiency of the Building Envelope Is Critical

By Barbara Jo Serago


Six Keys to Useful Outdoor Spaces


Ask the Expert (Classroom Connectivity)

Can Schools Increase Internet Connectivity?

By Chad Stevens


Powering Down


Do you think arming teachers and additional school personnel will help prevent school shooting incidents?



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