According to the US Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), a high performance building “...uses whole building design to achieve energy, economic, and environmental performance that is substantially better than standard practice.”

Delivering high performance buildings requires collaboration at the project start from the full design team, a process often referred to as Integrated Design. The team combines the best conventional construction methods with new building technologies and a sustainable approach to produce High Performing Buildings.

High performance design considerations include site, energy, materials, Indoor Air Quality (IAQ), acoustics, natural resources, and the manner in which these factors synergistically work together to save energy, reduce operating costs, and minimize resource consumption and the environmental impact of the building.

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