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'


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.

security technologies

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Policies are Critical

By Mo Canady

The effective use of security technologies in schools.

School exteriors

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

A Changing Landscape

By Scott Berman

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


A Final Thought

Measuring Elementary School Capacity

By Paul Abramson

What seems like a simple process can get complicated.

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.

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Future Looks Bright

By Deborah P. Moore

Best wishes for a great new year!

Monitoring Technology

Fire & Life Safety

Zero Tolerance

By Mike Halligan

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

Trends in Green

The Benefits of Retro-Commissioning

By Dillon Mitchell

Ringing in the new year with better facilities.


Sports Facilities

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Planning Your Sports Facilities

By Craig Jameson

Five suggestions for winning results.



Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Innovative Table Component Enhances Safety and Bottom Line


Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

HVAC Makes Energy Usage Easy to Manage


Powering Down

Six Keys to Useful Outdoor Spaces

Ask the Expert (Classroom Connectivity)

Can Schools Increase Internet Connectivity?

By Chad Stevens

Hot Tips (Green Doors)

Thermal Efficiency of the Building Envelope Is Critical

By Barbara Jo Serago

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