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NCEF publications are available for free in PDF versions below.

New A History of School Design and its Indoor Environmental Standards, 1900 to Today Adobe PDF
(30p, 2012)
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Catching the Age Wave: Building Schools with Senior Citizens in MindAdobe PDF
(12p, 2002)
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ClassroomsAdobe PDF
(4p, 2000)
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New Closing a School Building: A Systematic Approach Adobe PDF
(20p, 2010)
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New CPTED 101: Crime Prevention through Environmental Design – The Fundamentals for SchoolsAdobe PDF
(2p, 2010)
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Creating Accessible SchoolsAdobe PDF
(12p, 2000)
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Door Locking Options in Schools Adobe PDF
(4p, 2009)
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Do School Facilities Affect Academic Outcomes? Adobe PDF
(24p, 2002)
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Early Childhood Centers Adobe PDF
(5p, 2009)
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Earthquakes and Schools Adobe PDF
(8p. 2008)
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Educational Facilities within the Context of a Changing 21st Century America Adobe PDF
(18p, 2006)
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Educational Trends Shaping School Planning and Design 2007 Adobe PDF
(8p, 2007)
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New Educational Trends Shaping School Planning, Design, Construction, Funding and Operation Adobe PDF
(16p, 2010)
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Effects of School Facility Quality on Teacher Retention in Urban School Districts Adobe PDF
(12p, 2004)
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Emergency Management Standards for Schools Adobe PDF
(2p, 2009)
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Emergency Response Information for School Facilities Adobe PDF
(3p, 2008)
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New Federal Spending on PK-12 School Facilities Adobe PDF
(17p, 2010)
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Flooding and Schools Adobe PDF
(4p, 2011)
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Fundraising Basics for Private School Facilities Adobe PDF
(6p, 2009)
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Garrett Case and Public School Accessibility Adobe PDF
(6p, 2001)
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New Green Schools as High Performance Learning Facilities Adobe PDF
(16p, 2010)
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Historic Neighborhood Schools Deliver 21st Century Educations Adobe PDF
(16p, 2003)
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History of Educational Facilities Laboratories (EFL) Adobe PDF
(8p, 2009)
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Improving School Access Control Adobe PDF
(11p, 2008)
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Investigation of Best Practices for Evacuating and Sheltering Individuals with Special Needs and Disabilities Adobe PDF
(4p, 2008)
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Lighting for SchoolsAdobe PDF
(6p, 2001)
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Linking School Facility Conditions to Teacher Satisfaction and Success Adobe PDF
(4p, 2003)
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Low-Cost Security Measures for School Facilities Adobe PDF
(4p, 2008)
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New Mass Notification for Higher Education Adobe PDF
(8p, 2010)
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Mitigating Hazards in School Facilities (includes 25 downloadable assessment guides)
(4p, 2008)
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Mold in My School: What Do I Do? Adobe PDF
(4p, 2002)
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New Multipurpose Spaces Adobe PDF
(4p, 2010)
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Music Education Suites Adobe PDF
(4p, 2009)
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New Planning School Grounds for Outdoor Learning Adobe PDF
(7p, 2010)
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Planning and Designing for Students with Disabilities Adobe PDF
(6p, 2001)
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Principal's Guide to On-Site School Construction Adobe PDF
(4p, 2009)
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Reducing the Negative Effects of Large Schools Adobe PDF
(16p, 2009)
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Role of Wireless Computing Technology in the Design of Schools Adobe PDF
(12p, 2002) Abstract


School Building Assessment Methods Adobe PDF
(52p, 2001)
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New School Health Centers Adobe PDF
(4p, 2010)
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Schools Designed with Community Participation Adobe PDF
(67p, 2002)
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Schools as Centers of Community: A Citizen's Guide For Planning and Design
(80p, 2004)
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New School Security Technologies Adobe PDF
(20p, 2010)
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School Size and Its Relationship to Student Outcomes and School Climate: A Review and Analysis of Eight South Carolina State-Wide Studies Adobe PDF
(8p, 2006)
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Science Facilities Adobe PDF
(6p, 2009)
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Selecting Security Technology Providers Adobe PDF
(4p, 2009)
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Severe Weather Planning for Schools Adobe PDF
(18p, 2008)
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Smaller, Safer, Saner, Successful Schools Adobe PDF
(68p, 2009)
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New State Capital Spending on PK-12 School Facilities Adobe PDF
(67p. 2010)
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New Student Commons Adobe PDF
(4p, 2010)
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Taking School Design to Students Adobe PDF
(9p, 2004)
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New Teacher Workspaces Adobe PDF
(4p, 2010)
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Ten Ways to Help Avoid Legal Problems in School Construction Adobe PDF
(8p, 2003)
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Visioning Process for Designing Responsive Schools Adobe PDF
(24p, 2001)
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Wildfires and Schools Adobe PDF
(6p, 2008)
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Wireless Wide Area Networks for School Districts Adobe PDF
(6p, 2001)
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Notice

Due to lack of funding, the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities is currently available only as an archived site. As of September 1, 2012 no new content will be added or updates made. We regret the need to take such steps, but should funding become available, we look forward to reinvigorating NCEF and providing this valuable resource to the educational facilities community.

If you have questions or are an organization or company wishing to support the continued operation of this industry recognized resource please contact Institute President Henry Green (hgreen@nibs.org, 202-289-7800).