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ACEF Journal Vol 3 Issue 1 December 2012

Designing Sustainable Schools APPENDIX A Questionnaire This questionnaire was developed to explore relationships between sustainability practices, facility design decisions and the ecological worldview of the superintendent. School District Please self-describe your Year of most recent building Student Enrollment : school district: construction/renovation project: □ Fewer than 500 □ Prior to 1980 □ 501-1200 □ Rural □ 1981-1990 □ 1201-3000 □ Suburban □ 1991-2000 □ 3001-8000 □ Urban □ 2001-present □ 8001-20,000 Name of architectural design firm: □ More than 20,000 ______________________________ Part One: FACILITY DESIGN AND SUSTAINABILITY Listed below are statements about facility design and sustainability. Please indicate the degree to which you agree or disagree with each item. Circle the number of your response for each statement using the following scale: 5=Strongly agree, 4=Mildly agree, 3=Neutral, 2=Mildly disagree or 1=Strongly Disagree. 1. I am knowledgeable about “green” design and sustainability. 5 4 3 2 1 2. Sustainability is important to consider in order to reduce energy costs. 5 4 3 2 1 3. Sustainability is important in order to exercise responsibility as global 5 4 3 2 1 citizens. 4. Our community would support construction of “green” schools if up-front 5 4 3 2 1 expenses were offset by energy savings within five years. 5. The amount budgeted for energy costs has increased in the last three years. 5 4 3 2 1 6. Sustainable design practices are cost effective to reduce school district 5 4 3 2 1 energy expenditures. 7. In your opinion, what is the MOST significant barrier to implementation of sustainable practices in your school district? (Please check only one.) □ Lack of interest in sustainability. □ Up-front costs are too expensive. □ No perceived need by decision-makers. □ Lack of community support for green building practices. □ Lack of Information. □ Other December 2012 / ACEF 70


ACEF Journal Vol 3 Issue 1 December 2012
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