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State Policies

An early champion of the Northeast Collaborative for High Performance Schools (NE-CHPS), New Hampshire has encountered recent fiscal obstacles and no longer offers expanded funding incentives for NE-CHPS schools.  However, the New Hampshire Department of Education will continue to verify qualifying renovations and newly constructed schools as NE-CHPS compliant.

Grants & Rebates

Liberty UtilitiesPublic Service of New HampshireUnitil, and the New Hampshire Electric Co-op operate a diverse selection of energy efficiency programs in New Hampshire. 

Additionally, DSIRE maintains a database of incentives for New Hampshire, many of which can be applied to schools.

High Performance Schools in New Hampshire

New Hampshire has 60 ENERGY STAR certified schools, two LEED-certified schools, 15 CHPS-certified schools, and, according to NBI's 2019 School Watch List, two zero energy emerging schools. 




Abbot-Downing Elementary

Concord, NH


Keene Middle School

Keene, NH


Merrimack Valley High School

Penacook, NH


Profile School

Bethlehem, NH


Kingswood Regional Schools Wolfeboro, NH NE-CHPS
Mill Brook Primary School Concord, NH NE-CHPS
Christa McAuliffe Elementary Concord, NH NE-CHPS
Catherine Houghton Arts Center Bethlehem, NH NBI Zero Energy Emerging
Hollis Montessori School Hollis, NH NBI Zero Energy Emerging
Horne Street Elementary School Dover, NH NE-CHPS
Idelhurst Elementary School Somersworth, NH NE-CHPS

Laconia Middle School

Laconia, NH


Lebanon Middle School Lebanon, NH NE-CHPS

Mason Elementary School

Mason, NH


Portsmouth Middle School Portsmouth, NH NE-CHPS

TNT Alternative School

Keene, NH


*List strives to be comprehensive, but may not be complete.


Feature Your High Performance School Design Work

Are you an architect or engineer who has worked on a High Performance School in this state?  You can download and fill out our questionnaire and NEEP will use it to complete a case study, highlighting your firm's exemplary work on high performance schools.  We use these case studies on our website, webinars, and conference presentations, and often invite architects or engineers to speak about their work in these venues.

For More Information

The High Performance Schools Exchange offers presentations and trainings to design and building professionals as well as school administrators and committees. These are available at no cost and can be scheduled by contacting Carolyn Sarno at or at (781) 860-9177 x119 or John Balfe at or at (781) 860-9177 x109.

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