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By the Numbers: Cold Comfort

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Most new schools these days have air conditioning, but when it comes to carpeting, elementary schools have the edge, according to the annual survey of trends in school construction by American School & University magazine.

Percent of Space That Is:

air conditioned carpeted
elementary 85% 62%
middle 88 46
high school 83 36
(new schools only)

SOURCE: 22nd annual Official Education Construction Report, American School & University magazine, May 1996.

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