New Construction/Major Renovations
The OSA policy, High Performance Certification Program (HPCP), outlines the requirements for state departments and institutions of higher education in the construction of new buildings and the substantial renovation of existing buildings. The policy recognizes the US Green building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) guideline as the standard for state buildings and the Colorado Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CO-CHPS) guideline as an alternative standard for K-12 schools. The HPCP policy is summarized in two documents as listed below. The OSA HPCP registration form, a modified LEED checklist, and a modified CHPS checklist are worksheets within the Checklist Excel spreadsheet.