The term “High Performance” encompasses total school building performance, including the quality of the learning environment, service life, “green” features and total life cycle cost.
For PreFast®,the term High Performance has an additional, very specific quantitative meaning that is critically important to our customers. PreFast DSA Pre-Approved, High Performance Plantcrafted Buildings® are high performance because their inclusion in projects (in their DSA Pre-Approved form) allows those projects to qualify for the following high performance certifications:
Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) "Verified" (new construction)
California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) "Savings by Design"
While High Performance certification demonstrates the support of environmentally responsible social policy, our High Performance Plantcrafted Buildings® provide an equally important long-term benefit: a substantial Return On High Performance Investment, which we refer to as “ROHPI."
If a school building that is represented as being High Performance doesn’t generate significant ROHPI, especially in the areas of improved student performance, long service life and reduced O&M costs over the service life of the building, why make the initial capital investment?
The good news is that PreFast High Performance Plantcrafted Buildings® lead the market in the generation of ROHPI. To learn why, click on the icons below.