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ASSESSING 'QUALITY' IN THE WORK ENVIRONMENT
Janetta Mitchell McCoy
Based on the Procedure for Environmental Quality Assessment (PEQA), a comprehensive review of the literature on environmental assessment and environ mental assessment instruments was conducted to determine the factors common to a definition of 'quality' in the work environment, More than 120 articles and books from the scientific and popular literature have been reviewed, critiqued and categorized.
ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY ASSESSMENT FINAL REPORT TO BALTIMORE CITY SCHOOLS: 1996
The Baltimore Quality Assessment project consists of the environmental quality assessment of five elementary schools in the City of Baltimore. Included in the study are two Baltimore public schools and three schools managed by a public/private partnership. Assessment areas included environmental quality, educational outcomes, facility management issues, and ownership perceptions.
Pp. 285; tables and illustrations
GREEN PRESERVATION: REHABILITATING BUILDINGS
The thesis analyzes the incorporation of historic preservation with environmental practices in the rehabilitation of buildings. Case studies are presented which demonstrate the differences between a project that is designed according to historic preservation standards and a project concerned with environmental issues. The building are compared and recommendations given for an 'ideal' building renovation. Also included is a discussion on the current regulatory information for both rehabilitation approaches.
GROWTH MANAGEMENT AND ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY
Poorly managed growth creates major problems such as inefficient transportation patterns, excessive infrastructure costs, and reduced productivity in the workplace. The Institute worked with graduate students in the Master of Urban Planning program to develop a document which analyzes impacts of growth management techniques from other regions and assesses their applicability in Wisconsin. The document includes recommendations for southeastern Wisconsin communities which were studied in the course.
THE NATURE OF ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY IN THE WORKPLACE: A JOHNSON CONTROLS INSTITUTE POSITION PAPER INSTITUTE POSITION PAPER
Larry Witzling, Herb Childress, and Jeffery A. Lackney
As current research literature on workplace information grows exponentially, it often serves to hinder the larger goal of integrating our efforts into the creation of good workplaces. This monograph argues for a positive model of what the workplace should be, a set of goals, and criteria that can guide the innumerable decisions which go into the creation or remodeling of workplaces.
Pp. vi + 70; illustrated
THE WISCONSIN STATE BUILDING PROGRAM RESEARCH PROJECT
Jeffery Lackney, Peter Pork, and Larry Witzling
Due to the Department of Facility Development's (DFD) concerns over the cost and quality of facilities, the DFD is interested in understanding why public buildings appear I actually cost more than private sector buildings. The University
of `Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Architecture and Urban Planning (SARUP) responded to a DFD request proposal to study these concerns of the state building program. Specific example, case studies are highlighted to illustrate how these Factors of Complexity may have project duration and costs.