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About The American Clearinghouse on Educational Facilities



In 1998, the U.S. Department of Education established the Educational Facilities Clearinghouse (EFC) program to provide information on planning, design, finance, construction, improvement, and maintenance of safe, healthy, high performance schools.  In 2010, Tarleton State University was awarded the authority to continue the EFC initiative—the American Clearinghouse on Educational Facilities.  

ACEF’s guiding mission is to provide facility support, training, and resources to public early childhood schools, K-12 schools, and institutions of higher education on issues related to educational facility planning, design, financing, construction, improvement, operation, and maintenance.  ACEF provides leadership in educational facilities through the ACEF website, social media, webinars, podcasts, and interactive lessons.  ACEF collects and disseminates the latest resea
rch on effective educational facilities practices and develop resources regarding the maintenance of safe, healthy, high performance (green) educational facilities.  A few services ACEF provides are:  an online clearinghouse with facility support by email, phone, or live chat; RSS feed, an online nationally refereed journal, national trainings, on-site facility support visits, distance learning events, and various resource materials. 


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