Evaluation Methods for High-Performance Green Buildings
Course Length: 3 hours
Today, building design and operation are focused on “high performance” and “sustainability.” In practice, the challenge is to define and quantify performance criteria to determine if operating targets have been met.
Building performance design guidelines and evaluation metrics include LEED, Portfolio Manager, Green Globes, ISO 50001, IPMVP, and ASHRAE Standards and guidelines, including Standards 90.1 and 189.1. Each serves a specific purpose; some are focused on a single aspect, others view performance in a holistic sense. Selecting a guide or metric depends on design goals and target audience.
This course introduces various guidelines and their applicability to high-performance buildings. It then discusses establishing design goals, the need for verification, performance evaluation methods, implementing specific methods, and identifying corrective actions as needed.
Demonstrations of relevant tools such as Portfolio Manager and Target Finder will be conducted.