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February 2010 Issue #26
Education Services Center pursues Sustainable Principles

With 32 educational facilities and support centers, the Folsom Cordova Unified School District serves a diverse cultural and socio-economic population of over 19,000 students covering a wide geographic area. As the District has grown, essential central services have outgrown their facilities and have been scattered across various locations throughout the District...

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February 2008 Issue #25
The Real Value of Commissioning

Design, engineering and installation of building systems are the sum of many individual pieces that inter-relate much like a complex jigsaw puzzle. For building systems to operate successfully, all pieces must fit together precisely...

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February 2007 Issue #24
Carroll Elementary School: A Reinvention of What Works Well

The "Educational Facility Specification" provides the basis for most everything that is constructed in a modern school...

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October 2006 Issue #23
J. Douglas Adams Middle School

Continuing the educational tradition of a small agricultural town was the project team's objective. To compliment a highly regarded program, the look and feel of the facility...

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October 2004 Issue #22
Self Generation Energy Systems

There are various ways to self generate energy including solar, geothermal, wind, and cogeneration...

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February 2002 Issue #21
Making Hardship Projects Work Richards Ranch Elementary School

THE PLANNING PROBLEM: The design challenge of the Richards Ranch Elementary School, located in the Lodi Unified School District, was primarily driven by the hardship budget...

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Spring 2001 Issue #20
Re-Use of Plans: Why It Works

(and when it doesn’t)

The concept of Re-Use of Plans has been around for many years and has become commonplace in fast growing district’s, especially for elementary schools...

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Fall 2000 Issue #19
Cost Containment Can Happen

Beneath the SB50 school facilities bond measures were landmark changes to school funding "business as usual"...

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Fall 1999 Issue #18
Cost Containment Can Happen

Elk Grove Unified and Lodi Unified Implement Cost Reduction Processes

Beneath the SB50 school facilities bond measures were landmark changes to school funding "business as usual". Legislation dependent upon voter approval of the bonds effected immediate and long-lasting revisions to the local-state partnership of school construction finance...

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Fall 1998 Issue #17
A Center of Activity Galt High School Gymnasium

The new Galt High School Gymnasium, completed in late 1997, is intended not only to support high school sport programs, but also to act as a community resource for all of Galt...

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