September 2016 School Planning & Management

September 2016

On the Cover

Sustainability approach

A Whole Systems Approach to Sustainability

By Peter Gisolfi

When we refer to sustainability in an academic setting, we are talking about an environmental system in which a building or a campus can sustain itself. What does this mean?


School designed with health in mind

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Healthy Buildings by Design

By Lowell Tacker, Kate Mraw

The benefits for students, teacher and other occupants are too compelling to ignore.

school exit door

Safety & Security (Prepare and Be Aware)

Access Control Goes To High School

By Michael Fickes

In response to violent incidents at schools, access control at many K-12 schools is being tightened up.

school construction project

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Nailed It This Summer

By Mike Raible, Andrew LaRowe

Now that projects are finished and occupied, it is time to review the lessons learned and the process by which capital projects are planned, budgeted, funded and delivered.

healthy cleaning

Facilities (Learning Spaces)

Lean Cleaning as a Path to Quality

Cost control and healthy cleaning in K-12 environments.

By Allen P. Rathey, David Mudarri


Sustainable School Design

Sustainable Schools

Make Green Your Theme

By Carla Remenschneider

Design strategies to keep sustainability top of mind.

healthier more sustainable school environment

Facility Planning

The Educational Village

By Irene Nigaglioni

Moving towards a healthier, more sustainable school environment.

Emergency Egress

Fire & Life Safety

Emergency Egress

By Mike Halligan

Not all plans are (or should be) created equal.

Editor's Note (The View From Here

School Calendars

By Deborah P. Moore

Safety & Security

Surge Capacity

By Michael S. Dorn

A practical means to enhance the security of your schools?


outdoor learning space

Building Blueprints (Facilities in Focus)

Blinded by the Light

By David Sturtz

Consideration for outdoor learning spaces.


Mobile Folding Cafeteria Tables

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

BioFit Solution Extends Life of Mobile Folding Cafeteria Tables

Case Histories (Real-World Solutions)

Team Cleaning Creates Consistency


ESCOS: Potential Funding Source for Sustainable Schools

Hot Tips (Power Protection)

Backup Power Is Critical

By Bill Allen

Ask the Expert (Access Control)

What Should a School Consider Before Purchasing Classroom Barricade Devices, Also Known As Temporary Door Locking Devices?

By Lori Greene

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