Welcome to our Updated Pre-Approved Product Listings
Whether you are pursuing recognition from CHPS or just following our criteria as guidelines, we are on a mission to make it easy for school personnel and design professionals to select, specify, and document building materials that meet our high standards for indoor environmental quality and resource conservation. This page explains how to source products that meet the requirements in EQ Low Emitting Materials, MW Recycled Content, MW Certified Wood, MW Environmental Product Declaration (EPDs) and/or MW Product Health Information Reporting (e.g. HPDs) and how to identify the ones that have been reviewed and pre-approved by CHPS, which reduces the documentation you need to submit for CHPS recognition. This page also contains information on modular building units pre-approved under the CHPS PreFAB program.
Starting in 2017, we began offering our pre-approved product listings in an entirely new configuration. We retired our single proprietary CHPS High Performance Product Database in favor of a more sophisticated option through two partnerships with third-party web-based resources, ZeroDocs and Sustainable Minds. Both sites are free to search and offer advanced functionality for finding, selecting, and specifying high performance materials and finishes.
Manufacturers wishing to earn the CHPS Pre-Approved Product designation, please contact us for information.
We remain grateful to EPA, CalRecycle, and others that supported the development of our original High Performance Products Database, and we will continue to provide product pre-approval and identification so that school and design professionals know they are selecting the healthiest and highest performing products available.
Using the New Listings
CHPS new listing of low emitting, recycled content, certified wood, or rapidly renewable products are contained in the CHPS Pre-Approved Product Database at ZeroDocs.com/CHPS. Products are itemized individually, and the site covers multiple types and attributes. The listings may include EPDs and HPDs too; although these attributes are not pre-reviewed by CHPS. To identify CHPS Pre-Approved Products, look for the CHPS letter or certificate linked on the product page.
For California projects, the “CHPS High Performance Products Database” in CALGreen 5.504 refers to the CHPS ZeroDocs page.
Additional features of the site:
- Free product library and specifying tool
- Easy-to-find attributes contained in the CHPS Criteria; multiple attributes are identified
- Confirmation of low emitting claims through our own product certification
- Map of distribution area for each manufacturer
Use the Sustainable Minds Transparency Catalog for product transparency (environmental product declarations and material ingredients) required under the Materials & Waste credits for multiple environmental attributes and/or health information reporting. The catalog is organized by manufacturer, and each manufacturer's page features all the products that have transparency disclosures. Look for the CHPS Product and CHPS Member logos on the manufacturer pages. The listings may also provide information on other applicable CHPS criteria, including certifications and what the company is doing to improve their products and processes.
Additional features include:
- Free educational content on environmental and health disclosures and how to use them to earn CHPS credits
- Free specifying tool
- Free social media tools to easily distribute information
- Easy-to-find attributes contained in the CHPS Criteria
- Confirmation of attributes through an approved process
- Neutrality on verification/verification organizations
Finding a CHPS PreFAB Product
As of 2016, we have one PreFAB product certified: Gen7 by American Modular Systems. The San Martin/Gwinn Elementary School in San Martin, CA was built to CHPS criteria with Gen7, and other projects are currently underway.