Are You Prepared for the New DOE SEER2 Efficiency Standards?

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Big Changes to the HVAC Industry in 2023 By Carrier Enterprise Big changes are coming to the HVAC industry in 2023, as new Department of Energy SEER2 (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio 2) efficiency standards will go into place at this time. HVAC professionals are responsible for staying on top of industry changes as they occur, […]

How Do the New DOE Lighting Standards Impact Your Organization?

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An Overview of the General Service Lamp Regulation By Batteries Plus Bulbs The Department of Energy (DOE) recently adopted new regulations regarding the types of light bulbs that can be sold within the U.S. In accordance with these new rules, a number of older light bulb technologies will be phased out entirely in favor of […]

Modern Seating Solutions for the Future of Education

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Five Characteristics of a Future-Focused Lecture Hall, Auditorium or Classroom By Sedia Systems This blog was originally posted on the Sedia Systems blog. When you hear the word future, what comes to mind? For most, the future evokes a sense of optimism. We view it with hope. We see it as a frontier full of […]

Esports: Creating Spaces That Turn Gaming Fun into Learning

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It’s Much More Than Child’s Play By Smith System This post originally appeared on the Smith System blog. The meteoric rise in high school esports shows it’s much more than child’s play. Esports has blossomed into a hot topic of conversation, spanning from K–12 to higher ed. How popular is Esports? As of early 2020, […]

It’s Time for Your School to Embrace STEAM-powered Learning

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Prepare Your Students for Their Future in Technology Markets By Pam Aulakh, K–12 Vertical Alliance Manager, Connection This blog originally appeared on Connection’s Connected blog. 2020 brought many challenges to learning, and now districts across the country are working to address what has been termed “learning loss”—or the term I prefer “unfinished learning.” Some of […]

Rethinking Early Childhood & Elementary Classroom Learning Environments

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Flexibility: The New Movement in Classroom Design By Melissa Potter, Marketing and Communications Director, Jonti-Craft, Inc. Reminiscing about the first days of kindergarten or elementary school brings that familiar song back, the one that includes the line, “…we’re all in our places with bright shining faces.” What a difference a few decades have made. As […]

How to Achieve Sustainability in Your Lab

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6 Ways to Create a Sustainable Lab and Save Money By Jack Polzin, Specialty Underwriters In this day and age, it is becoming more and more important to be sustainable and help ensure this planet is here for future generations to come. The act of becoming sustainable helps the environment but can also save money. […]

How To Select the Right Technology for an Esports Facility at Your Institution

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Investing in the Technology to Shape Your Future Esports Program By Michelle Nettuno, Category Marketing Manager, Technology, E&I Cooperative Services The popularity of esports, multiplayer video games played competitively for spectators, is now at an all-time high. There are estimates that two-thirds of the U.S. population over age 13 are gamers. Many K-12 and higher […]

An Ergonomic Approach to Esports

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With the Rise of Esports in Education, Ensure Your Athletes are Taken Care Of By Tina Smith, Business Development Manager, Interiors, E&I Cooperative Services Esports, or the organizing of video games into amateur and professional competitions, has been a cornerstone of video game hobbyists for years. But the rise in popularity of esports within the education […]

Reconfigure and Retrofit

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Creating Safer Post-COVID Classrooms By Smith System This blog originally appeared on Smith System’s blog. Among the uncertainly of COVID-19, one thing is for sure; the global pandemic has caused a permanent pivot in the K–12 educational landscape. At least for now. Returning to in-person learning requires seriously restructured classrooms and routines that help everyone […]