CHPS is changing the way we design, build, and operate K-12 schools!

The CHPS Criteria can help your school become energy, water, and material efficient, well-lit, thermally comfortable, acoustically sound, safe, healthy, and easy to operate. For those seeking recognition for building to CHPS Standards, we provide several different assessment tools for high performance school projects. Projects using these tools can be recognized as achieving high performance status. For new construction, new buildings, and major modernizations, CHPS provides two recognition programs: CHPS Verified and CHPS Designed. A third recognition program, CHPS PreFAB, is available for prefabricated modular classrooms.

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CHPS Verified™ and CHPS Verified Leader

CHPS Verified provides an independent review of projects, using the CHPS Criteria, to assess their high performance status. Projects that meet minimum certification receive a CHPS plaque, letter, and CHPS Verified Logo. CHPS Verified Leader provides a second, higher level of recognition for school projects that preform well beyond minimum eligibility requirements. 

CHPS Designed

CHPS Designed is a self-certification process. Projects use the same criteria and point scale as CHPS Verified to design and construct healthy high performance schools. CHPS Designed projects receive a small plaque and use of the CHPS Designed logo.

CHPS PreFAB

The CHPS PreFAB Program provides a streamlined process for pre-approving prefabricated modular classroom models that meet the CHPS Criteria rating system for high performance schools.

Criteria Editions Available for Registration and Verification

Criteria editions are either open for registration (effective), closed for registration but open for verification (closed), or closed for both registration and verification (sunset). As we update our criteria, we phase out the former editions by allowing for a short concurrency period where teams can register under either edition.

Sunset dates are established when an updated edition becomes effective and take into consideration the queue of registered projects. If a project will not be complete for verification by the sunset date, notify CHPS immediately so we can work out an arrangement.

Edition

Version

Effective Date

Closed Date

Sunset Date

CA-CHPS 2009

 

2010

12/31/2014

12/31/2020

CA-CHPS 2014

1.01

12/1/2014

12/31/2017

12/31/2023

CA-CHPS 2014

1.02

1/1/2017

open

 

HI-CHPS 2012

1.0

2012

11/1/2019

12/31/2025

HI-CHPS 20121.12019open 

NE-CHPS

3.0

4/9/2014

12/31/2015

12/31/2021

NE-CHPS

3.1

August 2014

7/3/2019

3/18/2025

NE-CHPS

3.2

4/3/2019

open

 

TX-CHPS 2009

 

1/24/2009

3/31/2016

12/31/2020

TX-CHPS 2015

 

January 2016

open

 

US-CHPS 2014

1.0

10/23/2014

12/31/2016

12/31/2022

US-CHPS 2014

1.01

9/1/2016

open

 

VA-CHPS 2011

1.0/1.01

2011 & 2018

open

 

All other editions are sunset.