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Benefits of a Whole-Building Design Approach


Working as a team earlier in the design process fosters creative problem-solving

Buildings are tremendously complex. Even the simplest facilities require a highly trained team of professionals for their design, construction, and, eventually, operation. Actually, it is amazing that many buildings are ever built, considering the necessary financing, land acquisition, code and jurisdictional requirements, extremely long time frames, budgets that seem like moving targets, design- and construction-team coordination, and numerous other roadblocks that occur along the way.

With all of this in mind, how do we create and operate buildings that reduce the impact on local, regional, and global ecosystems, as well as building occupants, while boosting the bottom line? This may seem like a daunting task, but the good news is a specific framework can help streamline the design and construction process.