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Designing for High-Performance: Achieving Goals without Breaking the Budget

OnDemand Webinar (88 minutes)

Building designers, owners and facility managers are under increased pressure to deliver sustainability and other performance outcomes - without the benefit of increased budgets. Meeting these goals using existing budgets requires a methodical approach to establishing meaningful performance targets, optimizing integration strategies and using resources (both time and money) efficiently. This on-demand webinar will examine tools, techniques, technologies and policies for achieving high-performance buildings. You will learn how to leverage existing strategies, practices and technologies to improve building performance.

Learning Objectives:

  • You will be able to identify what a high-performance building is.
  • You will be able to review fundamental principles for optimizing performance.
  • You will be able to discuss emerging metrics for high-performance benefits.
  • You will be able to explain funding for high-performance projects.


Ryan M. Colker, J.D., National Institute of Building Sciences


What Is a High-Performance Building?

A Holistic, Life-Cycle Approach to Cost-Effective Performance

• Introduction to Whole Building Design

• Optimizing for Life-Cycle Performance

• Establishing Performance Goals

• Achieving Performance Goals

• Tools, Techniques and Policies for High Performance

Fundamental Principles for Optimizing Performance

• Optimize Site Selection

• Optimize Energy Use

• Protect and Conserve Water

• Use Greener Materials

• Enhance Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)

• Optimize Operational and Maintenance Practices

Emerging Metrics for High-Performance Benefits

Funding for High-Performance Projects

• Financial Mechanisms

• Finding Federal, State and Local Incentives for High-Performance Projects

Case Studies

Additional Resources