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August 2009


CHPS Releases High Performance Building Products Database



August 31, 2009 (San Francisco, CA) The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) has a new tool available to identify building products that contribute to sustainable, healthy, built environments. The tool is an online, searchable database where users, such as architects, building owners and contractors can search for products that have met certain environmental or health standards ranging from recycled content to materials that contribute to improved indoor air quality. The database can be found at: http://www.chpsregistry.com/live/public.

The project was funded by a grant from the US Environmental Protection Agency, and was supported by the California Integrated Waste Management Board (CIWMB), California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and the Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI).

"With this database, CHPS continues to push the market forward in getting better building products into our schools and buildings,” said Bill Orr, executive director of CHPS. “We hope that the CHPS high performance products database will encourage manufacturers to create more sustainable, healthy building products, and assist customers in finding and purchasing these products.”

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2 - Download the printable version of our five-volume Best Practice Manual, the ultimate guide to planning, designing, maintaining and operating a high performance school. Available exclusively to members.

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5 - Share your CHPS story with the green school community. Are you currently working on a CHPS project? Has your product been used in a CHPS school? Submit your story to membership@chps.net to be posted online through our social network!

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