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Student Performance in 21st Century Schools

Research identifies ways to create positive impacts on student learning through building design
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Sponsored by AMBICO Limited, ASI Group, Construction Specialties, dormakaba, Glen-Gery, Guardian Glass, Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating, and NanaWall Systems
By Peter J. Arsenault, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP
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Originally published in Architectural Record

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Student Performance in 21st Century Schools
Buyer's Guide
Acoustic Doors, Frames, and Windows
Education facilities demand quiet environments for both students and teachers. AMBICO manufactures industry-leading acoustic swing and slide door assemblies. Doors are available in steel or wood veneer. For all classroom, industrial shop, gymnasium, music room, auditorium, studio, or stage applications, make AMBICO part of your sound-barrier solution.
AMBICO Limited
www.ambico.com
Plastic Laminate Partitions with Moisture Guard™ Edge Banding
Introducing the new Plastic Laminate Partitions with Moisture Guard™ Edge Banding. Our Moisture Guard™ Edge Banding fuses with the substrate, creating a seamless beveled profile that eliminates any unsightly black lines that appear in standard plastic laminate.
Floormations®
Floormations® is the new way to stop tracked-in dirt, debris, and water from entering your building. This aluminum-milled entrance flooring system is an innovative, durable solution available in a wide array of patterns and surface options, plus the ability to incorporate your own unique design or logo.
CS Sun Controls
CS Sun Controls are custom designed to attach to any type of building, and precision attachments are manufactured for all curtain wall or masonry projects. CS offers a range of applications designed to meet your project’s specific shading requirements. Design options include vertical and horizontal orientation, cantilevered, or suspended support.
Construction Specialties
www.c-sgroup.com/sun-controls
ED900 Low-Energy Operator
With an innovative electromechanical drive and microprocessor motion control system, the ED900 is an advanced low-energy swing door power operator that is exceptionally quiet, safe, and easy to use. When operated manually, the ED900 demands little physical effort. Advanced power assist through the entire opening cycle makes even the heaviest-rated door feel light.
dormakaba
www.dormakaba.com
Glen-Gery Thin Brick
Thin brick is a full brick alternative that can expand your design potential. Thin brick’s space saving and affordability put real brick within reach for countless interior and exterior applications. Matching thin and full brick is available, and thin brick can also be used with our patented masonry support system Thin Tech®.
Glen-Gery
www.glengery.com
Guardian CrystalBlue™ Glass
Guardian CrystalBlue™ glass can be combined with many SunGuard® low-e products, giving architects a range of energy performances along with high visible light transmission in an in-demand soft blue color. CrystalBlue glass is available coated and uncoated at a 6-millimeter thickness in a variety of sizes.
Guardian Glass
guardianglass.com
NanaWall FlexSpace
NanaWall FlexSpace evolves traditional classrooms into learning environments that are agile and adaptable. Optimizing the limited floor space within the building envelope translates into reduced construction costs. The multiuse spaces also contribute to reduced operating costs as teachers can share resources and cross collaborate, creating a more efficiently run classroom.
Twenty Percent Greater Efficiency with a Mitsubishi Electric Hybrid Dedicated Outdoor Air System (DOAS)
PremiSys® Fusion hybrid DOAS systems deliver 100 percent outdoor air with more than 20 perfect greater efficiency than traditional DOAS systems. These systems maintain the quality and value of standardized products while earning valuable LEED points. Learn more at MitsubishiPro.com/Ready.
Mitsubishi Electric Cooling & Heating
mitsubishipro.com/ready