SCHOOL BUILDING WEEK
Schools are places of great hope indeed, they are the building
blocks of our nation. Sustainable schools support culture, the
community and the environment in short, they encourage smart
growth and healthy communities. Better schools build stronger
communities. Today we have an opportunity to create effective
learning environments that reflect the community's unique assets
as well as its needs; serve as a resource of education, health and
human services to students and neighborhood members alike;
and, strengthen community life.
In collaboration with the Council of Educational Facility Planners
International (CEFPI), the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency, the U.S. Department of Energy and more than
40 other organizations partner in this weeklong commemoration.
The quality of our schools affects us all. Please join us in creating
a legacy to our children and our communities.
The Council of Educational Facility Planners International
(CEFPI), a 501 (c)3 non-profit, is the only professional
organization whose principle purpose is improving the places
where children learn. CEFPI embraces all stakeholders who are
committed to building healthy, safe, high performing school
facilities and stronger communities. The Council functions as the
convening organization to share knowledge, experiences and
best practices of planning, designing, building, renovating and
maintaining learning environments that center a community and
enhance student achievement.
The CEFPI Foundation & Charitable Trust is a non-profit 501 (c)3
organization established to generate funds to foster research and
scholarly study regarding the impact of school facilities on
student achievement and the communities they serve. The
Foundation's mission is to seek out, identify and foster research,
projects and other works that impact the environment where
students learn and improve the body of knowledge through
stewardship of an endowment of funds and services.
School Building Week 2007 Partners
CEFPI Foundation & Charitable Trust
Council of Educational Facility Planners International
U.S. Department of Energy
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Energy Star
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Air Environments
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Children's Health Protection
The 21st Century School Fund
Alliance to Save Energy
American Association of School Administrators
American Federation of Teachers
American Architectural Foundation
American Institute of Architects
Association of School Business Officials International
Centennial Contractors Enterprises
Coalition for Community Schools
Cuningham Group Architecture, P.A.
District of Columbia Public Schools
Fanning/Howey Associates, Inc.
George Lucas Educational Foundation
Healthy Schools Network, Inc.
Heery International, Inc.
Johnson Controls, Inc.
National Association of Realtors
National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities
National Education Association – Health Information Network
National School Boards Association
National School Supply and Equipment Association
Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center/ UNC-Chapel Hill
Rebuild America's Schools
School Construction News
School Planning & Management magazine
SHW Group LLP
The Rural School & Community Trust
The U.S. Conference of Mayors
U.S. Green Building Council