Most buildings – even “green” buildings – use too much energy, provide poor and unreliable indoor air quality, are not safe in black-outs, and are expensive to operate and maintain. The building industry is generally illiterate when it comes to understanding what drives performance, and don’t rigorously connect design and construction choices with climate, health, and social outcomes. To complicate things, the corrective steps proposed suffer from low expectations. All involved hedge, impaired by bad habits and confusion.
Teams count on technology fixes like renewable power production, to compensate for their building’s poor performance. They don’t understand their own power to support solutions. The unintended consequences are massive resource waste and lost opportunities. PHN is a high-performance building literacy program. We demystify the impact of design and construction choices, provide clear guideposts, raise expectations, and transform how industry stakeholders fundamentally think and work.
PHN provides the premier in the US – at all experience levels and across all platforms.