EcoProforma™ is our spreadsheet tool that allows us to use the financial goals of your project to guide our design work. The loftiest ideals for a project won’t get anywhere if you can’t make the numbers work. That’s why we start our design process with our EcoProforma, and only then proceed to the sketchpad.
The Passive House approach to zero carbon building creates a more desirable product–places that people love to inhabit. The increased rents, reduced vacancies, and immediate market differentiation of these projects maximize revenue for building owners.
Because our approach to energy efficient building design focuses on a robust, high quality building envelope to achieve its performance goals, these buildings carry very low maintenance and utility costs. Low cost green financing further reduces development expense.
Thanks to the loan to value ratio of development projects, local incentives for green building projects can be leveraged as much as three times over. This infusion of additional equity and its leveraged financing allows you to build a better building with high return.
Passive House design optimizes the light, air, and thermal energy of a building, reducing building energy use by as much as 75%. It’s the world’s most rigorous building energy standard, charting a straight path to zero carbon building. The result is a better way to design and build, with revolutionary performance and predictable results.