High Performing Education Buildings Equals High Performing Students
The demand is great for schools to have high performance design and technologies, however resources are limited for the planning, construction and operating of schools. The construction of high quality schools is being accomplished by schools sharing spaces with community functions and utilizing life cycle cost analysis.
There are many different kinds of educational facilities such as:
- Universities and Colleges
- Training Centers
- Secondary schools
- Elementary Schools
- Child Development Centers including preschools and day care
Within each facility there are also a variety of buildings that perform varying functions such as libraries and research laboratories.
It is well documented that the building that schools are housed within have a big impact on the quality of the education process. Several states have established new design guidelines and requirements for “high-performance” schools whose features promote student/teacher health and productivity, cost-effectiveness, and sustainability.