As one of the latest concepts to emerge from the trend toward sustainability, high-performance (HP) buildings are generating a lot of buzz. And the role of HVAC equipment and those who install it is rapidly developing in response to this construction trend.
There is currently no commonly accepted definition for a high-performance building, according to Mark Platt, president and CEO of Multistack. He explained, however, that there are certain elements that every definition of a high performance building shares. “Exceeding the current requirement of industry energy efficiency standards and reducing typical facility water consumption are key to all definitions of a high-performance building.”