We thought it was interesting that an architect produced a publication outlining crucial elements to think about when designing a high performance home. This shows the changing landscape in the building and design industry, that different areas of expertise in residential construction are synthesizing, assembling a more complete pool of knowledge to be shared across trades. Although the architect only has influence over a portion of the below considerations, it is beneficial to the homeowner and efficiency of the home that everyone who touches the design or construction of the house have a holistic understanding of building performance science. It will result in more collaboration and a greener home. Very cool.
For context, we have built Donald A. Gardner plans in the past. TIP: Hit the full-screen arrows at the bottom of the infographic.