A district that undertook a window replacement project was able to make better use of daylight improve the classroom environment and restore the historic character of the school Photo courtesy Hoffman Planning, Design & Construction.

A district that undertook a window replacement project was able to make better use of daylight, improve the classroom environment, and restore the historic character of the school.

Light Lessons

In an effective school, administrators, teachers and staff have a common aim: promoting student success. An educational facility should be designed with the same purpose. Planners should consider the benefits of daylighting and views, attributes of an effective school that may be underappreciated.

A 2012 study, “The Impact of School Buildings on Student Health and Performance” by Lindsay Baker and Harvey Bernstein, points out that discussions on the benefits of daylighting hav

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