In order to bring CHPS to states across the US, CHPS has partnered with several organizations. These organizations are:
National Sponsor: Trane
Demonstrating their complete support for the development of high performance schools, Trane, a leading global provider of indoor comfort systems and solutions and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, is serving as the exclusive industry sponsor of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools. Learn more about Trane's commitment to high performance schools.
The Northeast - Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Connecticut:
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP)
NEEP has adapted the CHPS Criteria Volume for New England schools. NEEP provides education and outreach to school districts and design firms on high performance school building. To register a CHPS project using the NE-CHPS Criteria, please contact NEEP.
Massachusetts School Building Authority (MSBA)
MSBA leads the state effort to fund school buildings and facilities. MSBA accepts 2009 Edition of the MA-CHPS Criteria. The MSBA’s Green Schools Program provides incentives to a district to increase the energy efficiency and sustainability for new construction and major renovation/addition projects using MA-CHPS and the CHPS Verified program. To register a CHPS Verified project using the MA-CHPS Criteria, please apply online.
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) partnered with the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to adapt the CHPS Criteria to New York State codes, regulations and climate zones. In 2007 the New York High Performance Schools Guidelines (NY-CHPS 1.1) became a voluntary Appendix to the NYSED Manual of Planning Standards. NYSERDA continues support of NY-CHPS through the NY-CHPS Verification Program offering no-cost, third party verification of compliance with NY-CHPS, as well as incentives for energy efficient technologies and renewable energy technologies in schools. NYSERDA offers training on NY-CHPS and best practices for architects and engineers through an on-site lunch and learn series, conferences and the High Performance School Design Online Training program. For more information, contact NYSERDA at NYSERDA Energy Smart Schools.
The Superintendent of Public Instruction for Washington State
The Washington Sustainable Schools Protocol is the state’s benchmark for design and construction of high performance schools. The Protocol is based on the CHPS Criteria, and was a result of a three-year long pilot program during which it was decided that CHPS was the best high performance building program for the state. The Protocol was developed out of the CHPS program. To register a CHPS project using the WA-CHPS Criteria, please contact OSPI.
Interested in becoming a CHPS partner and bringing CHPS to your state? Please contact us.