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What Makes A Building A High Performance Building?

high-performance-buildingContractors can build buildings in record time with modern tools and resources, adding impressive structures to skylines across the world. With this rapid evolution in commercial development, a new industry term has quickly gained traction: the high-performance building. When business owners want a new facility for their growing company, opting for a high-performance building can pay off with reputation enhancement and architectural longevity.

Energy Efficiency

One of the most distinct components of the high-performance building is energy efficiency. Solar, wind, and water power might be harnessed nearby so that the entire building has a sustainable source of electricity. Because these buildings are brand new to an open development, engineers have every opportunity to integrate the latest energy sources into the design. Solar panels might cover the rooftop so that air conditioners and other devices can run almost perpetually without relying on fossil fuels.

Productive Interior

A unique aspect of the high-performance building is its interior design. The interior must flow so that workers can remain as productive as possible, such as adding new walkways. Escape routes must also be designed with efficiency in mind, which contributes to safe passageways in the event of an emergency.

Material Durability

High-performance buildings cannot have poor-quality materials that degrade in a short time. Each material must be durable with advanced designs so that the structure has a long lifespan. Replacing structural materials should be one of the lowest costs over the life of the building.

For more information on high performance buildings, contact USI online. USI believes that excellence in every step of the process and ensures timely completion and quality of service, time after time.