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.