CHPS is pleased to announce the updating of the CHPS Criteria and best practices for prefabricated school
buildings thanks to the generous support of American Modular Systems (AMS) and Bard Manufacturing
Company, as Presenting Sponsors. The update is guided by an ad hoc subcommittee of the CHPS National
The CHPS Best Practices Manual (BPM) Prefabricated Classroom volume (VI) was developed in 2006 and last
updated in 2009. Over the past decade, high performance, prefabricated school construction has evolved
and made major strides. Prefabricated classrooms and school buildings have emerged as a practical
alternative school construction/procurement method. Numerous production models are readily available
over a continuum of prefabrication and various construction materials, and several multi-story,
specialty space, and sustainable options have been introduced.
The Update is comprised of three parts:
1. Modify the CHPS Criteria for Prefabricated Classrooms and
the CHPS PreFAB pre-approval program for consistency and to reflect the US-CHPS
2. Update the Prefabricated Classroom volume (VI) of the CHPS Best Practices
3. Revise the High Performance Prefabricated Classroom specification.
The initial focus on updating the CHPS Criteria for Prefabricated Classrooms and the CHPS
PreFAB pre-approval program is nearing completion and the draft update is available at 2016 CHPS
PreFAB Update for Public Review and open for public review.
Please send an email with your suggested edits and comments by February 8, 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line "CHPS PreFAB Update".
The Collaborative for High Performance Schools has released the 2009 Edition of its high performance
rating Criteria for Relocatable Classrooms, called High Performance Relocatable Classrooms . This
innovative resource provides tools for manufacturers, school districts and design teams to specify,
build and acquire high performance relocatable classrooms. Joining the CHPS family of assessment tools,
the resource includes a Design section and Scorecard to assess and certify high performance
relocatables. Modernizations of existing relocatable classrooms will also be recognized through this new
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