Over 50 schools and districts have joined the CHPS membership program representing over one million students and over 1500 schools nationwide. Become a member of CHPS and join this distinguished group of schools and districts who are committed to making their schools more resource and energy efficient, sustainable, and healthier places to learn.
Make a Commitment to High Performance
Over 40 school districts have signed board level resolutions making the CHPS Criteria the standard for all new school construction and major modernizations district-wide.
Schools and districts across the country are realizing the benefits of becoming a CHPS School District by committing to high performance, healthy, green schools. If you are interested in passing a board level or trustee level resolution, we want to know!
CHPS has many resources to support the process and recognize your commitment. In order to pass a CHPS Resolution, it is important to increase awareness and support for high performance, green healthy schools across your district. It is key to include teachers, designers, facilities and maintenance staff, administrators, parents and students in the decision to "go green". Planning for High Performance Schools is a great road map on how to get started.
Once you have everyone on board, bring it your school board for a district commitment. CHPS offers a sample district resolution and also offers examples of other districts' resolutions.
If you are from a private school and would like to participate, please contact us.
District Resolution Requirements
In order to be recognized as a CHPS Resolution, the resolution must meet the following requirements:
- A formal commitment must be made at the Board or Trustee level.
- A specific commitment needs to be made that ALL new construction and major modernization projects (as defined by CHPS) meet the CHPS Criteria minimum qualifying point and prerequisite threshold.
Note: please do not specify a minimum point level as the qualifying point level may be subject to change in subsequent Criteria editions.
- An electronic version of the resolution, signed and dated, must be submitted to CHPS.
These school districts and county offices of education have mandated minimum certification for all new construction and major modernizations.
Schools and Districts Using CHPS Resources
These schools and districts have passed resolutions that reference the CHPS Criteria and technical resources and specify the use of high performance building wherever possible.
|School or District||Year||Number of Students|
|Irvine Unified School District||2009||26,634|
|Mount Diablo Unified School District||2007||35,287|
|Sacramento City Unified School District||2009||48,206|
|San Leandro Unified School District||2007||8,712|
|Santa Clara County Office of Education||2008||3,199|
|Sunnyvale School District||2007||6,025|
|Vacaville Unified School District||2004||13,062|