Obtaining a high-performance 'edge'

| by Steve Arel

Every builder constructing single- and multifamily homes wants an advantage. Or an edge, if you will.

That advantage can be found at events like the recent Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) High Performance Home Summit in Atlanta.

Just ask Gord Cooke, of Canada’s Black River Design Architects. A trainer and educator about high-performance building, he considers such conferences as opportunities for builders to evaluate their approaches and trade ideas on how to make their high-performance projects better.   

“That edge is hearing the latest and greatest and then being able to talk to each other, ‘So, have you tried it? What experiences did you have?’ ” Cooke said. “That tremendous edge … it allows you to be profitable the first time out.”

 
 

Topics: Architectural Firms, Associations / Organizations, Building Owners and Managers, Construction Firms, Energy Saving Products, Engineering Firms, Multifamily / Multiunit Residential, Sustainable Communities, Technology, Thermal Envelope - Building Envelope, Urban Planning and Design

Companies: EEBA


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