Other Useful Links
21st Century School Fund and the Center for Cities and Schools
The School Facilities Cost Calculator: A Joint-Use Tool for Fair Fees. Pre-loaded with rich data from 15,000 school districts and provide step-by-step guidance in crafting an effective, transparent joint-use policy.
Alliance to Save Energy
The Alliance to Save Energy promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and greater energy security.
American Association of School Administrators (AASA)
The American Association of School Administrators, founded in 1865, is the professional organization for more than 13,000 educational leaders across the United States. AASA members range from chief executive officers, superintendents and senior level school administrators to cabinet members, professors and aspiring school system leaders.
American Federation of Teachers
The American Federation of Teachers was founded in 1916 to represent the economic, social and professional interests of classroom teachers. It is an affiliated international union of the AFL-CIO.
American Institute of Architects
Based in Washington, D.C., the American Institute of Architects (AIA) has been the leading professional membership association for licensed architects, emerging professionals, and allied partners since 1857.
Best Colleges-Masters in Education
Earning an online master’s in education (MEd) degree can open the door to a higher salary, new teaching opportunities, and the chance to branch out beyond the traditional classroom. Designed for candidates who already hold teaching certification, the MEd focuses on education philosophy, advanced teaching methods, and educational technology training.
California's Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.)
Since 1978, California's Coalition for Adequate School Housing (C.A.S.H.) has promoted, developed and supported the enactment of new statewide and local funding alternatives for public K-12 school construction, maintenance, and modernization.
Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS)
The mission of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools is to facilitate the design, construction and operation of high performance schools: environments that are not only energy and resource efficient, but also healthy, comfortable, well lit, and containing the amenities for a quality education.
Construction Management Association of America
CMAA is leading the growth and acceptance of construction management as a professional discipline that can add significant value to the entire construction process, from conception to ongoing operation.
Council of the Great City Schools
The Council of the Great City Schools is a coalition of 66 of the nation's largest urban public school systems.
Education Commission of the States
The mission of the Education Commission of the States is to help states develop effective policy and practice for public education by providing data, research, analysis and leadership; and by facilitating collaboration, the exchange of ideas among the states and long-range strategic thinking.
Education Facilities Clearinghouse
High-performing education facilities enhance student achievement, promote health and safety, reap cost savings, and foster positive community engagement.
The Education Facilities Clearinghouse (EFC) collects and disseminates resources on effective practices for the planning, design, financing, procurement, construction, improvement, operation, and maintenance of safe, healthy, and high-performing elementary and secondary schools.
In addition, free technical assistance for eligible schools and/or school divisions is available. Training for individuals in leadership positions who are responsible for construction and/or maintenance of elementary and secondary education facilities is also offered.
Education Week Teacher Magazine
provides comprehensive education news coverage. Their Teacher Magazine contains news and resources for teachers as professionals. Both sites contain full-text articles on a variety of education and school-related topics.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Created in 1998 by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy program is a resource for schools seeking to create and maintain energy-efficient buildings.
Energy Services Coalition
The Energy Services Coalition (ESC) is a non-profit organization for utilizing performance contracting to achieve greater energy efficiency.
Energy Star – United States Environmental Protection Agency
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. Be sure to check out the ENERGY STAR kids
ERIC: Educational Resources Information Center
ERIC is a federally funded national information system on education-related topics.
Healthy Schools Web site
A healthy school cares for and looks after the overall well-being of its occupants. This school is an environment-friendly school, saves energy and is passionate about the health of its occupants.
For the last several years, the Association for Learning Environments has provided information, resources and tools for school districts to improve indoor air quality in their schools. This is in line with US EPA's goal of having 40,000 schools nationwide implement good indoor air quality practices by 2012.
Home Energy Conservation for Kids
is a free and easy way for homeowners to find and connect with trusted home improvement, maintenance and repair professionals.
International Facility Management Association
IFMA is the world's largest and most widely recognized international association for professional facility managers, supporting more than 19,000 members in 60 countries.
Library of Congress
Maintained by the U.S. Congress, the Library of Congress provides you the latest information on congressional legislation.
National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS)
The National Association of Federally Impacted Schools (NAFIS) is a non-profit, non-partisan corporation of school districts from throughout the United States, organized primarily to educate Congress on the importance of Impact Aid. NAFIS represents children residing on Indian Lands, military children, children residing in low-rent housing projects, and children whose parents are civilian but work and/or live on federal property.
National Association of Realtors
The core purpose of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® is to help its members become more profitable and successful. Working on behalf of America's property owners, the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® provides a facility for professional development, research and exchange of information among its members and to the public and government for the purpose of preserving the free enterprise system, and the right to own, use, and transfer real property.
National Education Association
The National Education Association is the nation's largest professional organization, representing 3.2 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators and students preparing to become teachers.
National Institute of Building Sciences
The National Institute of Building Sciences was founded in 1980 as the Passive Solar Industries Council (PSIC). It served as a clearinghouse on passive solar design for the major building trade groups, including those representing architects, home builders, the glass industry, and building owners.
National Parent Teacher Association (PTA)
As the largest volunteer child advocacy association in the nation, National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) provides parents and families with a powerful voice to speak on behalf of every child and the best tools to help their children be safe, healthy, and successful - in school and in life.
National School Board Association (NSBA)
The National School Boards Association is a not-for-profit Federation of state associations of school boards across the United States.
National School Safety Center
Created through Presidential Directive in 1984, the National School Safety Center is "an internationally recognized resource for school safety information, training and violence prevention."
OECD Centre for Effective Learning Environments
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is an international organization that encourages and promotes educational facilities information and research. Their members consist of individual governments and research agencies throughout the world. The OECD website contains a number of interesting documents related to educational facility planning and design, standards, maintenance, assessment, management, libraries, technology and more! Certain back issues of their journal are available for download as well.
Phi Delta Kappa International
The premier professional association for educators was founded on 24 January 1906, and is located in Bloomington, Indiana where its international office has been based since 1956. Since its founding, this member-based association has served educators in communities across the United States and abroad.
San Diego State University (SDSU) National Center for the 21st Century Schoolhouse
The National Center for the 21st Century Schoolhouse supports the planning, design, and construction of school facilities from a learner-centered perspective through communication, research, and training.
School Construction News Online
School Construction News offers information on the school construction industry.
School Planning and Management Magazine
School Planning and Management
magazine offers solution-oriented feature articles and special reports for a school district decision maker or an architect, engineer or construction manager.
Society for College and University Planning
The Society for College and University Planning (SCUP), established in 1965, is a collegial community dedicated to sharing, learning, and teaching best practices in planning for colleges and universities.
U.S. Access Board
The Access Board is an independent Federal agency devoted to accessibility for people with disabilities.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Tools for Schools Program
The IAQ Tools for Schools Program is a comprehensive resource to help schools maintain a healthy environment in school buildings by identifying, correcting, and preventing IAQ problems. Poor indoor air quality can impact the comfort and health of students and staff, which, in turn, can affect concentration, attendance, and student performance. In addition, if schools fail to respond promptly to poor IAQ, students and staff are at an increased risk of short-term health problems, such as fatigue and nausea, as well as long-term problems like asthma.
U.S. Green Building Council
The U.S. Green Building Council is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community of leaders working to make green buildings available to everyone within a generation.