Collaborative for High Performance Schools on California green standards

August 11, 2010

“Momentum for green buildings has been growing for years. With an impressive list of successful demonstration projects, a greater understanding of the challenges facing the planet, and strong leadership from state government, the building community, and environmentalists, it is an ideal time for California to step forward with the Nation’s first state green building standards.  California boasts over twenty-five green schools, with hundreds more under construction, which demonstrate that green building can be cost-effective while protecting the environment and building occupants.”

 

Charles Eley
Executive Director
The Collaborative for High Performance Schools

Background:

Charles Eley, FAIA, PE, is an architect, mechanical engineer, and energy consultant with more than 25 years experience in energy efficient and sustainable design.  Mr. Eley is the Executive Director of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the technical editor of the six-volume set of CHPS Best Practices Manual.

 

Founded in 2000, CHPS is a non-profit organization that works to raise the standard for school facilities. CHPS’s mission is to improve the quality of education for our nation’s schoolchildren and facilitate the design of learning environments that are resource efficient, health, comfortable, well lit and contain the amenities needed for a quality education. Board members include representatives from a broad range of government, private industry, and non-profit organizations. For more information about CHPS, visit www.chps.net.

 

Background:

Charles Eley, FAIA, PE, is an architect, mechanical engineer, and energy consultant with more than 25 years experience in energy efficient and sustainable design.  Mr. Eley is the Executive Director of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the technical editor of the six-volume set of CHPS Best Practices Manual.

 

Founded in 2000, CHPS is a non-profit organization that works to raise the standard for school facilities. CHPS’s mission is to improve the quality of education for our nation’s schoolchildren and facilitate the design of learning environments that are resource efficient, health, comfortable, well lit and contain the amenities needed for a quality education. Board members include representatives from a broad range of government, private industry, and non-profit organizations. For more information about CHPS, visit www.chps.net.

         
 

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