PERFORMANCE & OPTIMIZATION
Performance specification refers to the methodology of identifying metrics that will help designing an energy efficient building. These can be used as performance benchmark.
With the philosophy of “minimizing losses before optimizing gains”, such metrics include, but are not limited to:
Maximum Envelope Loss
Area / Volume Ratio
Solar Glazing / Floor Area Ratio
Solar Gain Orientation
With the help of dynamic parametric modeling, such performance benchmarks can be determined based on specific climate and contextual features.
symphysis uses value engineering tools to determine the most cost-effective building components such as the type of insulation, water heaters, and glazing for a better building performance optimization.