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“There are green buildings, which are environmentally responsible in their use of resources during construction and operation. And then there are high-performance buildings, which take green to another level.” Deborah Pereira, Vice President, Gilbane Building Company

The High Performance Building (HPB) Program offers a strong focus on energy efficiency and life cycle costing for intelligent investment of first costs to maximize return on investment. HPB is a comprehensive enhanced service we offer to clients to assist with the development and implementation of energy efficiency and sustainability goals in a project. By fostering an atmosphere of teamwork among the various professionals involved in the design, construction, commissioning and operations of the building, HPB helps to proactively shape the energy profile of the building during design.

As part of our ongoing commitment to minimize the impact the built environment has on the natural environment, HPB can assist you with:

  • Setting goals
  • Installing appropriate systems
  • Establishing measurement protocols in order to achieve sustainability

Related concepts include:

Amistad Academy

Amistad Academy Formerly owned by New Haven Schools, the Dwight building was sold to the Achievement First K-8 Charter Schools to be renovated and expanded as the Amistad Academy.
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New Haven School Construction Program

Gilbane’s proposed solution came in a three-pronged approach; develop guidelines and an integrated design process for designing new facilities to exceed existing energy codes by at least 20%, perform audits and upgrades on existing buildings to lower consumption, and develop operating procedures and systems to reduce demand.
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