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Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

ERIC provides free access to more than 1.2 million bibliographic records of journal articles and other education-related materials and, if available, includes links to full text. ERIC is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences (IES).

National Best Practices Manual for Building High Performance Schools

This publication, written especially for architects, engineers and project managers who are responsible for the design and retrofit of schools, provides more detail on the 10 key elements of high performance schools for the seven climate zones.

Healthy School Environments

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has launched Healthy School Environments to help facility managers, school administrators, architects, design engineers and all stakeholders address environmental health issues in schools. While the information is primarily intended to help improve the environment of school facilities, education resources for students and teachers are also available.

How to Implement a District-wide IAQ Tools for Schools Program

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's IAQ TfS program is a flexible, comprehensive resource for a school building's health. The district-wide approach for implementing the IAQ TfS Kit has become the standard for schools that are looking to initiate proactive IAQ practices in their school system. Also outlines the IAQ TfS awards program recognizing schools and school districts that demonstrate a strong commitment to improving children's health and indoor air quality.

Office of State and Drug-Free Schools

Visit this site for information programs, grants and publication on creating a safe school environment.

United States Access Board

The United States Access Board website contains valuable information on accessibility guidelines and standards that apply to schools.