New Construction & Major Renovations

The OSA policy, High Performance Certification Program (HPCP), is based on state statute and is updated as necessary. The High Performance Certification Program (HPCP) policy applies to the design and construction of a new building or the substantial renovation of an existing building. The policy applies to state owned, general funded, or academic buildings and all of their support facilities. It also applies to non-state buildings with moneys guaranteed, or insured, by the state where such moneys constitute at least 25% of the project cost. The policy recognizes the US Green Building Council (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED™) guideline; the Green Building Initiative (GBI); Green Globes guideline; and for K-12 schools, the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (US-version of CHPS) guideline. Other building sustainable guidelines requiring third-party verification may be used with permission from OSA.

The OSA HPCP registration forms are modified for either a State Agency, DOLA, or CDE project and include example guideline checklists.

Please call Rod Vanderwall, Manager of Energy Programs, for any questions with state owned building HPCP requirements. Call the CDE BEST program or DOLA Energy/Mineral Impact Assistance Fund Grant program managers for questions on projects funded by their departments.

OSA HPCP State Owned Buildings Registration-Checklist Forms (xlsx)

OSA HPCP Dept. of Local Affairs Grant Projects Registration-Checklist Forms (xlsx)

OSA HPCP CDE K-12 Registration-Checklist Forms (xlsx)

OSA HPCP Summary and Sustainable Priorities (pdf)

OSA HPCP Frequently Asked Question (pdf)