What is Evidence-Based Building Design?

Focusing on three sequential and interdependent elements is the key to a low-energy, highly efficient, and sustainable building.

The first, and perhaps the most important element, is to determine the client’s organizational needs. Next, develop performance-based thresholds based on those needs. Finally, measure performance against the established thresholds.

Client/Organization-Focused: Team alignment on performance and operational expectations.

Performance-Driven: Physics-based modeling and simulations that start in the concept design phase and are maintained through the entire process.

Evidence-Based: Measurement and verification to validate performance.