This page is under construction. It was last updated on July 24, 2019.

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CHPS Criteria Interpretations (CCI)

Interpretations may be formal (reviewed by our National Technical Committee) or informal (reviewed by a member of our technical team), depending on the substance. They may be submitted using the Request Form below or via Basecamp, our project management site. Criteria Interpretations range from unique situations requiring a case-by-case application of the criteria to clarifications applying to all projects. Registered CHPS Verified projects may request up to two Criteria Interpretations free of charge. Each additional CCI is $250 for non-members and $200 for CHPS members.

CHPS Designed projects and non-registered projects may also request interpretations at a rate of $200 per interpretation for members and $250 for non-members.

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CHPS Criteria Interpretations                                                                                                            

Criteria EditionSectionDateDescriptionLink
AllSites5/13/19Revision of number of bike spaces requiredCCI SS 01
AllIndoor Environmental Quality4/11/19Reverberation time in career Technical Education (CTE) classroomsCCI EQ o2
AllIndoor Environmental Quality4/4/19Reverberation time in a historic building (gym)CCI EQ 01

 

Corrections & Revisions

Our Criteria are continuously monitored for errors and necessary updates in between formal revision periods. Addendum are posted when substantive changes are warranted and can be downloaded.

Project teams working with our Criteria are extremely helpful in identifying items that need attention and may post questions or comments to us on Basecamp or via email. If you have find an error, please notify us using our Connect With Us form.

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CHPS Criteria Corrections & Revisions
Criteria EditionTypeSection/ItemCorrection/RevisionCommentsDate Posted
AllCorrectionEQ Dedicated Outdoor Air SystemsDocumentation in Design Review has been modified to: "CDs must include the required components of the DOAS. Provide the ASHRAE 62 MZ calculation spreadsheet or equivalent. Show that the system provides 100% fresh air without mixing with recirculated air; show integrated energy recovery strategy." There is no Construction Review for this item.former documentation was for ventilation systems4/15/19
All except VA-CHPSAddendumOM Benchmarking and Performance2019-OM-01 High Performance OperationsInterim approach while the ORC is not available4/11/19
US-CHPS, HI-CHPS, VA-CHPS, TX-CHPSMinor RevisionSS (1.0) Site SelectionThe requirement to use the FIT for existing buildings is removed.FIT is specific to California.4/2/19
AllCorrectionEQ (10.1) Individual ControllabilityRequirement is only for temperature controls; lighting and ventilation do not apply. 4/2/19
AllRevisionLow Radon/radon mitigation2019-EQ-01 Low Radonnew text from Core Criteria v3 available for clarification and updated EPA references7/19/19
AllMinor RevisionII credit for Integrated Design: BIMDocumentation is revised from submission of the model in IFC format to a brief written narrative identifying which model was used and how it impacted the outcome of the design. 7/24/19