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Temperatures in less than one in six English classrooms were considered adequate throughout the year, according to the first Building Schools for the Future programme report. Overheating is of particular concern as it can not only reduce educational performance but also undermine the health and well‐being of occupants.
AECOM with Rex Proctor and Edward Cullinan Architects undertook this study for Partnerships for Schools (the former national schools delivery body for England). Through the modelling of different types of climate mitigation measures, under different climate scenarios, the project developed costed design, operation and management guidance for different types of schools. Despite limited budget for both new and refurbished schools, England’s Education Funding Agency has introduced more stringent thermal management specifications within contractual arrangements for new and retrofit school projects.
The case study highlighted the following lessons learned:
This case study is one of a series produced by members of ARISE, the UNISDR Private Sector Alliance for Disaster Resilient Societies.