The principal terms of reference:

Many of the current CIBSE Special Interest Groups cover specific issues, but the CIBSE School Design Group will integrate design, construction, and maintenance issues in a specific sector. The principal terms of reference are as follows:

1. to foster knowledge exchange between all interested parties working on sustainable school design

2. to develop a strategy for healthy and sustainable school buildings

3. to encourage cooperation between professional bodies of relevance for school design

4. to reflect on changing procurement routes and design standards

5. to identify gaps in the science of designing learning environments

6. to initiate cooperation between academia and industry to resolve the problems of relevance to the industry

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The CIBSE School Design Group, a network of people and organisations interested in school design, has been supported by UrbanBuzz. The UrbanBuzz - Building Sustainable Communities is a 2 year, £5 million programme that aims to develop new ways of delivering genuinely sustainable forms of development and community in London and the wider Southeast region. UrbanBuzz is the University College London (UCL)-led programme funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and the Department for Innovation, Universities and Skills (DIUS).