Crossville Inc. recently announced that all Crossville-produced tile, porcelain tile panels and porcelain slab products have received preapproved status through the Collaborative for High Performing Schools. CHPS preapproved products simplify the process of identifying, specifying and documenting building products that meet rigorous health and environmental standards.
Founded in 1999, the CHPS began as a collaboration of California’s major utilities to address energy efficiency in schools. Soon after, CHPS quickly expanded to address all aspects of school design, construction and operation. CHPS preapproved products meet one or more of the following criteria: low emitting materials, recycled content, Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) and/or Material Health Disclosures (Declare Label and equivalent disclosures).
“With Preapproved status, Crossville products can be specified for new school designs and immediately meet the Collaborative for High Performing School requirements,” explained Noah Chitty, Crossville’s director of technical services. “Through our industry-leading efforts in sustainability and transparency, Crossville products align with the mission of the CHPS to positively impact designs in K-12 educational facilities throughout the country.”
To view Crossville’s preapproved EPD and Declare documents, visit www.crossvilleinc.com/Resources/Sustainability.
About the Collaborative for High Performing Schools
The Collaborative for High Performing Schools provides resources to schools, school districts, and professionals about all aspects of high-performance school design, construction, and operation. CHPS develops tools that help make schools energy, water, and material efficient, well-lit, thermally comfortable, acoustically sound, safe, healthy, and easy to operate. With more than 700 completed CHPS schools and another 300 schools seeking recognition, the CHPS seeks to improve student physical health, academic performance, mental well-being, and environmental stewardship by creating the best high-performance school environment.