High-Performance – Nextgen of Buildings are Safe, Secure & Green
The concept of whole-building design is evolving. Now more-commonly referred to as high-performance building, whole-building design originated because of the need to consider multiple hazards or design threats (such as earthquake and blast resistance) in a single building.
The design evolution to high-performance buildings incorporates green strategies with typical structural-loading considerations for extreme events. Secure building and green design are complementary concepts that can help achieve the overall design goals for the project.
Steve Smith, Vice President of CTLGroup and Group Manager of the Washington D.C. office, as well as Co-Chair of the Buildings & Facilities Practice Group, and Emily Lorenz, Engineer in Building Science & Sustainability at CTLGroup, co-authored this November 2010 Building Services Management article.
Source: Building Services Management
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