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Front of school building

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6. Porch

Doors and entranceways are places where a lot of heat can be lost from a building. The school could reduce the amount of heat lost from doorways in winter by making sure the doors are fitted with door closing devices and not left open.

To stop the wind from blowing into the porch, a second set of doors could be installed at the front of the archway. This would trap air between the
doors and stop big draughts blowing into the
hallway when a door is open.

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