Analysis - BuildBPS – Facilities Assessment Data Dashboard
The following data visualizations provide informational graphics based on the analysis of 127 operational schools and 134 buildings gathered during the educational and facility assessment from August 2015 through June 2016.
 
Facility Assessment – Building
Facilities varying in terms of age, design, construction methods, and materials were reviewed to determine the condition of the district’s portfolio. Building assessments were performed to determine existing components and/or systems’ conditions at a specific point in time. The resulting information was then used to guide recommendations regarding maintenance, renovation, and/or replacement.
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Facility Assessment – Site
The site evaluation team performed assessments at each school facility in the district’s portfolio. These assessments considered the quality, condition and capacity of the various exterior spaces of the facility. These spaces included, landscaped, educational, recreational, vehicular and pedestrian areas. This field effort was also complimented with a detailed study and research of the sites from web-based resources. The resulting information was then used to guide recommendations regarding maintenance, renovation, and/or replacement.
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Educational Facility Effectiveness – Learning Environments
The quality of physical environments has direct impact on educational outcomes. This analysis considers both inherent building characteristics and introduced equipment (e.g., furniture and technology), as well as the physical appearance and condition. These qualitative factors influence students’ comfort and ability to concentrate on tasks, teacher and student health, absenteeism and retention—ultimately having an impact on overall performance.
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Student Distribution by Grade Typology
This analysis uses the guidelines set forth in Massachusetts 963 CMR to develop targeted capacity values for building typologies. All values assume a comprehensive renovation to meet BPS and/or state standard educational programming goals. GSF values were provided by BPS based on available data and tax information. GSF/Student values vary depending on typology and enrollment. Values are based on 2015-2016 enrollment only.
Building Expandability
Scroll in on this map to view how each school fits onto its parcel and if the building has the capacity to expand on its current site. There are many factors that determine a buildings’ expandability including City zoning, building massing, school typology, site contours and geometry, loss of outdoor play space, historic and neighborhood considerations, structural capacity to expand vertically, etc. Further study would reveal if additions and renovations could meet the district’s educational vision.
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The City as a School
The BuildBPS Educational vision plan calls for anytime anywhere learning as well as developing broad partnerships. This visualization is intended to start the conversation of neighborhood networking and school siting locations – whether evaluating existing sites or for future consideration. In the Reports section there is a link to BPS partnerships which also play a critical role across the district.
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Climate Change: Sea Level Rise with Storm Surge Potential Impacts & Emergency Shelters:
BuildBPS utilized mapping and analysis provided by FEMA and the Urban Land Institute, as coordinated with numerous City agencies. The result identified that all schools within the 100-year flood zone and/or five feet (vertical) of mean annual higher-high water (MHHW) will likely be impacted by sea-level rise within the next 50 years. Additionally, all schools within 7.5 feet (vertical) of MAHHW will likely be impacted by sea level rise within the next 100 years.
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Facility Utility Usage
BPS provided five year utility data for individual building consumption of Gas, Electricity and Water. This data provides a benchmark for analyzing and comparing the district energy and carbon footprint and for targeting deeper analysis where warranted, because of BPS’s aged portfolio of buildings caution needs to be used when trying to create a correlation between today’s low usage values in older buildings that may not be meeting ventilation and power load requirements of a more modern facility.
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