High performance building design process model

Chris S. Magent, David R. Riley, Michael J. Horman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Scopus citations


High Performance "sustainable" or "green" buildings are emerging as an important market in the United States and around the world. The increased demand for high performance buildings has simultaneously created an opportunity to rethink the design process. To optimize the design process for high performance buildings, a project management environment that unites architects, engineers, and builders must be created and key design processes and competencies of design teams must be defined. This paper presents the initial results of an effort to model the process and discipline requirements for the design of high performance buildings. The Building Design Process Model for High Performance Buildings (BDPM HP) and the accompanying Cross-Functional Design Process Map for High Performance Buildings (CFDPM HP) are presented as mechanisms to assist in the transformation of traditional design processes. Background and design development models of the BDPM HP and CFDPM HP are presented and testing of the BDPM HP through case study analysis and virtual design team simulations is described. Emerging patterns and key processes on successful high-performance building projects are identified. This research benefits facility owners by identifying key attributes of a high performance design process that decrease design process waste and reduce the first-cost of high performance projects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationConstruction Research Congress 2005
Subtitle of host publicationBroadening Perspectives - Proceedings of the Congress
EditorsI.D. Tommelein
Number of pages10
StatePublished - 2005
EventConstruction Research Congress 2005: Broadening Perspectives - Proceedings of the Congress - San Diego, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 5 2005Apr 7 2005

Publication series

NameConstruction Research Congress 2005: Broadening Perspectives - Proceedings of the Congress


OtherConstruction Research Congress 2005: Broadening Perspectives - Proceedings of the Congress
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego, CA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Engineering


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