Thermaflex® is proud to announce that a number of their products have received certification by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS). The CHPS criteria address site and materials selection, energy and water efficiency, indoor environmental quality and provides sustainable policies and innovations that can be adopted by schools and districts. Thermaflex processed seven products – MKC, MKE, GKM, STL, SLP-10, SLD and EverClean™ – through CHPS and they were found to contribute to CHPS ultimate goal, high performance schools.
The Thermaflex products were accepted because of their GREENGUARD Children and Schools Certification, low VOC level and data provided that showed their acoustical benefits. The products also have earned the GREENGUARD Microbial certification by resisting and inhibiting the growth of mold and mildew.
CHPS certification can help schools achieve increased energy efficiency and utilities savings, heightened student performance, and improved student, staff and faculty health.
High Performance design is a health and comfort issue. Day lighting has been shown to increase student learning. High indoor air quality is essential for teacher and student health. Good design produces more comfortable environments with proper illumination, air temperature, humidity, and noise reduction. This reduces distractions and creates environments where students can see clearly, hear accurately, and be thermally comfortable.
Currently the following states have adopted the CHPS program: CA, CO, TX, MA – Massachusetts Technology Collaborative (MTC), NY – New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), WA – The Superintendent of Public Instruction for Washington State and The Northeast – ME, VT, NH, RI & CT – Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships (NEEP).
For more information and to find school districts that have adopted the program, visit www.chps.net.