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CHPS Releases New CHPS PreFAB Program and Pre-Approves First Model
Updated CHPS PreFAB Program for Prefabricated Modular Classrooms Now Available for National Use.
Classrooms earning this designation meet stringent standards related to indoor environmental quality, energy efficiency, materials, waste management and other sustainable attributes that help students learn and thrive while lowering operating costs.
CHPS PreFAB Pre-Approval is available for individual buildings that include: single or multiple classrooms, one or more stories, permanent construction or relocatable, have independent HVAC systems, are pre-wired and, if applicable, are pre-plumbed.
The CHPS PreFAB program was revised by a subcommittee of the CHPS National Technical Committee. The subcommittee was comprised of a balanced representation of manufacturer, school and other stakeholders. “Having a rating program that focuses on the unique aspects of prefabrication will help spread awareness and greater adoption of this efficient process on a national scale.” said Tom Hardiman, subcommittee co-chair and the Executive Director of the Modular Building Institute. “The CHPS PreFAB Update provides the opportunity for districts to easily identify and 'shop' for classrooms that meet their educational program needs” said Cathy Allen, the other subcommittee co-chair and Chief Operations Officer with the Sacramento City Unified School District. “Much thoughtful work and collaboration by dedicated stakeholders around the nation have helped produce this update that will be a valuable resource for schools and districts and other healthy, high performance schools stakeholders.”
The program has many benefits for both manufacturers and school purchasers/leasers of prefabricated modular classrooms. CHPS PreFAB is an opportunity to obtain pre-approval of prefabricated modular models meeting CHPS Criteria. CHPS PreFAB provides assurance that the classrooms being purchased or leased incorporate a significant number of high performance characteristics. Models that meet the CHPS requirements will be listed in the CHPS High Performance Product Database (http://www.chps.net/
CHPS PreFAB is a national program with regional options. CHPS PreFAB is based on the 2014 US-CHPS Criteria (http://www.chps.net/
There are two levels of qualification available. CHPS PreFAB™ which requires all relevant US-CHPS prerequisites have been met and minimum of 70 points have been earned and CHPS PreFAB Leader™ which requires at least minimum of 100 out of the possible 158 points.
CHPS PreFAB units can be installed as part of a CHPS project to help achieve CHPS Designed (http://www.chps.net/
Gen7 MODEL FIRST PreFAB MODEL PREAPPROVED
CHPS is also pleased to announce that the Gen7 24x40 foot model is the first to successfully complete the rigorous PreFAB third party review process. “The new Gen7 PreFAB pre-approval demonstrates American Modular System’s continued pioneering spirit and leadership,”
“The CHPS PreFAB Program is a game-changer!
CHPS is particularly grateful to our presenting sponsors American Modular Systems (AMS)/Gen7 and Bard Manufacturing Company.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Learn more online at: www.chps.net/
The Collaborative for High Performance Schools is a national, nonprofit organization dedicated to making every school an ideal place to learn. CHPS has defined healthy, high performance schools through best practices and the CHPS Criteria since its inception; and for prefabricated modular classrooms for a decade. For more information visit our website at www.chps.net;
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