Date Added: Oct 2009
Some facility executives associate the term high-performance green buildings with energy efficiency, while to others the words bring to mind collaboration among architects, engineers, and designers. Other facility executives think of operating performance, integrated design, incremental costs and tenants. All of the descriptions are correct. There is no one right answer or definition when it comes to describing a high-performance green building. In general, a high-performance building is operating on all cylinders, with each system and control functioning efficiently and consistently. A green building is gentle on the environment, using minimal energy and minimizing waste.