The California-based Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) was founded in 1999 to address energy efficiency in schools. CHPS quickly expanded its efforts to encompass all aspects of school design, construction and operation. The CHPS Criteria were the first comprehensive guidelines available to California schools for use in planning and building high performance facilities.
CHPS will be offering two sessions at the upcoming Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit, and both are open to all Summit registrants:
PreFAB: From prototype to production to two-story (October 29)
This facilitated listening session will kick off the update of the CHPS Best Practices Manual for prefabricated, modular and relocatable classrooms for manufacturers, school districts, and all prefabricated classroom stakeholders. Details here.
Time to Take Another Look at CA-CHPS (October 30)
The 2014 CA-CHPS Criteria is the most significant change since the California CHPS Criteria was first introduced in 2002. Hear from the experts about how CA-CHPS harmonizes with key state policy objectives and results in healthy, high performance learning environments. The session will also cover the Energy Commission’s new open source energy model that quantifies performance under the 2013 Title 24 Energy Standards, and more. Details here.
For more Summit program information, or to register, click here.