Useful Links


APPA Custodial Operations Self Evaluation tool quantify adequate sq.ft. per custodian

The Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Center offers grants toward the installation of clean, efficient heating and cooling systems for both new construction and retrofit projects.

Cleaning and Maintenance Management Online cleaning/custodial reference website

Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives and policies that promote renewable energy and efficiency

EPA Environmental Protection Agency homepage

Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office

Massachusetts DEP Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection

Massachusetts DOE Massachusetts Department of Education

Massachusetts GOV Massachusetts Government home page

Massachusetts Inspector General’s Office Massachusetts Inspector General’s Office

Massachusetts IPM Integrated Pest Management link for schools

Massachusetts OSD COMMBUYS Massachusetts OSD COMMBUYS site for procurement see ‘Job Aids for Purchasers’ on page

Michigan ASBO website great resource for benchmarking info and facilities tools

National Center for Education Statistics NCES works with U.S.DOE to compile statistics to help apply best practices for all educational components. Maintenance and Custodial benchmarking, etc.

Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnership (NEEP) information on High Performance Schools and Energy efficient design (MACHPS, LEED, etc.)

Planning Guide for Maintaining School Facilities Maintenance planning guide put out by National Center for Education Statistics and IASBO.

The National Clearing House for Educational Faclities(NCEF) Nation’s primary resource for school planning, design, financing, construction, modernization, and maintenance issues.


Office of Inspector General Procurement Bulletins

ADA Americans with Disabilities Act home page

CPSC Playground Safety Standards U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Guide for playground standards

DCAM Standard Contractor Evaluation form D-Cams “Standard Contractor Evaluation Form”

DOS Minimum Heat requirements Minimum heat requirements established by the Division of Occupational Safety

Fire Prevention Regulations 527 CMR Massachusetts Fire Prevention Regulations

Forklift Blocking Safety Instructions for safe use of a Forklift to raise equipment to work under that equipment.

Massachusetts Building Code Massachusetts Building Code 780 CMR as of 12-12-05


Massachusetts Electrical Code Massachusetts Electrical Code 527CMR 12:00 as of 2002

Massachusetts Plumbing Code Massachusetts Plumbing Code 248 CMR

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