High-performance design criteria developed for Virginia

May 14, 2011
Collaborative for High Performance Schools creates state-specific guidance

News release: The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) has released a state-specific high-performance school rating system for Virginia. The is a benchmark system for the design and construction of high-performance school buildings in Virginia. The goal of the Virginia CHPS Criteria (VA-CHPS) is to provide guides for developing energy-efficient, comfortable, environmentally responsible and healthful spaces of learning. A committee, led by the Fairfax County district, the state’s largest system, and the Loudoun County district, created the criteria to reflect the unique codes and regulations, climates, opportunities and local priorities of the state.

*Download the criteria here.

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