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.
CHPS Verified Leader provides the highest 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 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
CHPS Verified recognition is available in any state. CHPS Verified recognition is achieved once a project has been approved by CHPS through construction phase review. Projects will receive a signed verified recognition letter from CHPS' Managing Director and a CHPS Verified Plaque. 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
Fees and deadlines are subject to change. Applicable fees are those in place at the time of project registration. The member discount may be applied if either the school, the district, or the project lead is a member. Projects may register in advance to lock in fees.
- 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.
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.
Registration Fees for All Projects
Review Fees - All States but Hawaii
(for Hawaii see table at end)
Project review fees are based on project type and verification level sought.
Applicable to projects registered after December 31, 2014.
|Review Fee||Same Price for Members/Non-Members|
|Project Type||Recognition Level||Review Phase|
|New / Renovation less than 50,000 sf or|
|Renovation / Major Modernization (50,000+ sf)||Verified||$2,700||$1,800|
|New Building(s) on Existing Site (50,000+ sf)||Verified||$3,600||$2,700|
|New Campus / Site (1 or more buildings)||Verified||$4,600||$3,100|
|Combination New Building & Major Modernization (existing campus)*||Verified||$4,600**||per scope**|
|Verified Leader||$6,300**||per scope**|
|Plaque||1 Included||1 Included||Additional plaques may be purchased|
|Letters||2 Included||2 Included||$25 additional|
|Criteria Interpretations||2 Included, extras $200/ea||2 Included, extras $250/ea||$50 each|
|Additional Credits (after review)||Contact CHPS||Contact CHPS|
|Additional Review Phases||Contact CHPS||Contact CHPS||Phased scopes, combination projects|
Project review fees are based on project type and points reviewed.
|Project Type||New School & New Building on Existing Campus|
|Project size||Less 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.