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CHPS releases new program, first model for prefab modular classrooms

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CHPS releases new program, first model for prefab modular classrooms

Provides standards for indoor air quality, energy efficiency, materials, and waste management.


By Peter Fabris, Contributing Editor | February 26, 2016
CHPS releases new program, first model for prefab modular classrooms

Photo: Cramo Group/Creative Commons.

The Collaborative for High Performance School (CHPS) released the 2016 CHPS PreFABTM Criteria and Program.

The program provides a streamlined process for pre-approving prefabricated modular classroom models that meet CHPS’s Criteria rating system for healthy, high performance schools. CHPS says that the Gen7 24x40 foot model is the first to successfully complete the new CHPS PreFAB pre-approval process.

Classrooms earning this designation meet standards related to indoor environmental quality, energy efficiency, materials, waste management and other sustainable attributes. CHPS PreFAB Pre-Approval is available for individual buildings that include: single or multiple classrooms, one or more stories, permanent construction or re-locatable, 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 composed of representatives from manufacturers, schools, and other stakeholders.

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