Verified for Performance

Participation in CHPS Verified™ and CHPS Verified Leader™ will ensure that a school project has the required high performance features to realize the benefits associated with a high performance school including, improved health, productivity and student performance, decreased operating costs, and increased energy savings. CHPS Verified helps design teams manage the design and documentation process with tools for project oversight, plan review, and resources

Projects have their construction documents, scorecard, and supporting documentation at both the design and construction phase assessed by an independent reviewer. Accountability will rest not only on the school district and design team but also on CHPS and an assigned 3rd Party Assessor. CHPS staff will be available for non-CCI questions and will screen all submittals at the design and construction phases for completeness prior to review to speed up review time. 

Recognition for CHPS Verified & Verified Leader

This recognition is applicable for CHPS Verified projects in California, Colorado, Texas, and Massachusetts. Once the project has been approved through its construction phase 3rd party review, it will be recognized as a CHPS Verified project. CHPS Verified Leader provides a high level of recognition for school projects that perform well beyond minimum CHPS eligibility requirements. CHPS Verified Leader projects are CHPS Verified and have inspirational designs that incorporate their high performance features into architectural expression. The school should be an image of environmental and social responsibility and must be balanced in providing benefits to the environment, student health, and student performance.

Projects will receive a signed verified recognition letter from CHPS' Managing Director, a CHPS Verified Plaque, and use of the CHPS Verified digital logo. CHPS will list the project on its website in our project directory. CHPS staff, board members, or advisory committee members may participate in recognition ceremonies as well as use the project in case studies based on project and availability. CHPS may also provide quotes for media use as desired.

CHPS Verified Fees and Deadlines

    Applicable to all projects, with the exception of those in HI, registered after December 31, 2014.

    Registration FeeMemberNon-Member
     Review Phase
    Project Type /Recognition LevelMin ptsDesignConstructionPerformance (Optional)
    Small Project (less than 50,000 sf)
    Verified Leader135/160$2,700$1,800$900$1,250
    Renovation / Modernization
    Verified Leader135$4,350$2,200$900$1,250
    New Building
    Verified Leader160$5,200$3,000$900$1,250
    New Campus
    Verified Leader160$6,300$3,600$900$1,250

    Fee Deadlines

    • Registration Fee: Paid at time of project registration, 60 days after invoicing maximum.
    • Design Review Fee: Paid at time of submission of documents for review, 30 days after invoicing maximum.
    • Construction Review Fee: Paid at time of submission of documents for review, 30 days after invoicing maximum. 
    • Performance Review Fee (Optional): Paid at time of submission of documents for review, 30 days after invoicing maximum. 

    All fees need to be received by CHPS Staff by the deadlines outlined or the project will be archived. If the project is archived, a $500 fee will be charged to renew the project. 

    Additional Services

    Plaque1 Included1 Included Additional plaques may be purchased
    Letters2 Included2 Included $25 additional
    Criteria Interpretations2 Included, extras $200/ea2 Included, extras $250/ea$50 each 
    Additional Credits (after review)Contact CHPSContact CHPS  
    Additional Review PhasesContact CHPSContact CHPS Phased scopes, combination projects


    Project Registration Fees

    CHPS Members$900

    Project Review Fees

    Project review fees are based on project type and points reviewed.

    CHPS Points
    Project TypeNew School & New Building on Existing Campus
    Major renovation
    45-64 points
    35-49 points
    65-84 points
    50-64 points
    85+ points
    65+ points
    Project sizeLess than or equal to 40,000$3,000$4,000$5,000
     40,001 - 80,000 sq. feet$3,500$4,500$5,500
     80,001 - 140,000 sq. feet$5,000$6,300$7,500
     Greater than 140,001 sq. feet$6,700$7,900$9,000

    Hawaii CHPS includes an Operations Report Card registration as part of the CHPS Verified program.

    Hawaii DOE Guidelines Projects

    HI DOE Guidelines Projects pay a combined registration and review fee of $3,900 at the time of project registration by completing the project registration form and making these specific choices: 

    • Select "CHPS Verified" program type,
    • Select "Public" school type, 
    • Select "Hawaii" as district contact state, and 
    • Select "DOE Guidelines" recognition level.