CHPS strives to make all schools a better place to learn. That's why we collaborate with organizations that complement our mission by working to improve student learning and creating healthy high performance school buildings with the smallest impact on the planet. Our partners work to add value for our school districts, members, and design teams through new or improved products or services. increased resources, and education. Keep scrolling to learn more about our fantastic partners!
The mission of Association for Learning Environments (A4LE) is to act as the primary advocate and resource for effective educational facilities. A4LE serves those who use, plan, design, construct, maintain, equip, and operate educational facilities.
Together, we share an interest in the development of the skills needed by professionals to successfully design, construct, occupy, operate, and maintain sustainable and healthy school buildings.
Learn more about A4LE at a4le.org.
The mission of EcoRise Youth Innovations is to inspire a new generation of leaders to design a sustainable future for all using a school based program that empowers youth to tackle real-world challenges in their schools and communities by teaching environmental literacy, social innovation, and hands-on design skills.
EcoRise supports districts in leveraging the building as a teaching tool, ensuring sustainability initiatives enhance teaching and learning while saving financial and environmental resources. Through standards-aligned curriculum and teacher professional development, EcoRise is cultivating a new generation of green leaders in over 500 schools across the United States.
Together, CHPS and EcoRise can create and promote an educational curriculum using the school as a learning tool and emphasizing CHPS Criteria and priorities.
Learn more about EcoRise: ecorise.org
The Green Schools National Network works with educators, government and non-governmental organizations, and agencies as well as private partners to create broad-based initiatives and successful strategies aimed at fostering healthy, sustainable K-12 schools across the United States. Founded by principals, superintendents, and teachers, GSNN is devoted to accelerating student achievement through the implementation of green, healthy, and sustainable practices as outlined in our GreenPrint® for Green, Healthy, and Sustainable Schools.
Together, CHPS and Green Schools National Network can work together to ensure all schools and school districts are green, healthy, and sustainable.
Learn more about Green Schools National Network: greenschoolsnationalnetwork.org
Green Technology is a nonprofit initiative designed to inform government efforts toward sustainability, providing a forum in which government officials can communicate with those in the private sector who are developing and distributing green technologies. Through policy, research, education, incentives, and forward-looking relationships with industry, government can play a central role in building a green future, community by community.
With headquarters in California, CHPS and Green Technology are ideally situated to work together towards our shared goals and continue our commitment to a greener future.
Learn more about Green Technology: green-technology.org
The Northeast - Maine, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Connecticut:
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP) in collaboration with regional stakeholders, has adapted the CHPS Criteria for the Northeast Region. NEEP provides education, outreach, and technical assistance to school districts and design firms on high performance school building. To register a CHPS project using the NE-CHPS Criteria in all states except New Hampshire and Rhode Island, please click here. To register in New Hampshire or Rhode Island, contact the state’s school building program.
For more information on NEEP and on NE-CHPS, contact NEEP.
The mission of Project Green Schools is to develop the next generation of environmental leaders through hands-on, project-based, solutions-based learning, community service, and action. Students work at the intersection of STEM with energy, environment, and public health while developing sustainable solutions and soft skills as well as college and career readiness.
CHPS and Project Green Schools share an interest in the school building as a learning tool by developing the skills necessary to successfully occupy, operate, and maintain green and healthy school buildingsand the leadership skills necessary to create environmentally sustainable, healthy communities.
Learn more about Project Green Schools: projectgreenschools.org
CHPS and Sustainable Minds® (SM) have partnered to promote the use of products with environmental and material health disclosures in K-12 educational facilities. CHPS is a leading national organization working to improve student performance by building the best possible schools, incorporating integrated design, sustainable products, and leading construction practices. Sustainable Minds is the first cloud software solutions provider and program operator to deliver simple, understandable, and meaningful product environmental reporting.
The SM Transparency Catalog is a free, online source that makes it simple and easy for the AEC community to find products that meet the CHPS Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and Material Health Reporting credit requirements and for manufacturers to communicate the availability of their compliant products.
ZeroDocs.com is a nationally available product sharing library for design and construction professionals. Commercial construction products, sustainability documentation, specs, data sheets, and technical contacts are all available on the site organized by CSI MasterFormat numbers. This makes it easy to locate products and suppliers for a specific scope of work.
Together, the CHPS and ZeroDocs enter work together to create and promote an updated and relocated CHPS Product Database.
Learn more about ZeroDocs: zerodocs.com
Founded in 1995, Healthy Schools Network is an award winning 501(c)(3) that has fostered the national healthy school environments movement. It is widely recognized as the nation’s leading voice for children’s environmental health at school. As an EPA and CDC partner, its expertise is also recognized by Congress, NGOs, university centers, NGOs, and the media.
It promotes collaborative research and policy development, and advanced systemic reforms in three core areas defining children’s environmental health at school:
- Environmental public health services for children at risk or with suspected exposures at school.
- Child-safe policies for housekeeping and purchasing (targeting indoor air pollutants, mercury, pesticides and other toxics, and the use of green and healthy/safer products).
- Child-safe standards for school design, construction, and siting.