The Northeast CHPS Verified Program (NE-CHPS) has been designed to provide guidance and verification for new school projects, renovations, and new schools on existing campuses to achieve high performance goals. The tables below summarize the criteria and how they apply to different project types.
New for this version of NE-CHPS, all criteria, including prerequisites, have been assigned points. This does not change the nature of any item marked as a prerequisite – they must still be pursued by all projects as indicated in the criteria. By assigning points to prerequisites, it allows for a more accurate accounting of the relative importance and level of effort associated with each individual section. For example, prerequisites account for nearly a third of all points in Indoor Environmental Quality. Without assigning points to prerequisites, that section seems relatively less important than it truly is.