The Value of Good Performance – How High Performance Buildings Protect the Asset and Increase your Bottom Line
Theatre : Facilities, Technology and Innovation
We have the ability to design good buildings and the knowledge to operate them in an effective and efficient manner – so why doesn’t it happen?
We know how to build good performance buildings but the issue seems to be having the design feed through to performance-in-use. This has led to what has been termed the performance gap, which has been estimated at increased energy usage of between 200-450%.
The effect on the asset and its value is just as dramatic with:
• Deterioration of value;
• Service life of plant reduced;
• Fabric lifetime reduced;
• Costly remedial works to maintain value;
• In ‘void’ periods there is likely to be still further deterioration through lack of use;
• Loss of reputation.