High-performance buildings are optimized to function at the most efficient level possible. Additionally, high-performance buildings are often the outcome of an integrated design process, as we have previously discussed in this blog series. The main essence of designing in such a way comes down to thinking of a building as an ecosystem. It is a unit made up of many functioning parts, and when they all work efficiently and work together, there is harmony, so to speak. Subsequently, when changes are made to one part without considering the ramifications of that change, it could have a large impact on the rest of the building.
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