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Research (NY-CHPS Version 1.0 High Performance Schools Guidelines)

Presents the Collaborative for High Performance Schools' (CHPS) High Performance Schools Guidelines tailored to New York code requirements and the priorities of the New York State Education Department. New York has organized and added new material to emphasize criteria that directly contribute to student learning, reduced maintenance, and long building life. The Guidelines are divided into seven sections: site; water; energy; materials; indoor environmental quality (IEQ); operations and maintenance; and extra credit. Each section has prerequisites that must be achieved, with the remainder of the Guidelines consisting of optional credits. These prerequisites and credits allow the district to show that their completed school meets the criteria for a New York High Performance School.

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