The Value of Good Performance – How High Performance Buildings Protect the Asset and Increase your Bottom Line
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.