Integrating Multiple Standards


Home performance encompasses more than energy efficiency. Some beyond-code certifications are beginning to address intersections between efficiency, resilience, and health but many focus only on one aspect of performance. Integration of more than one third-party standard into a house can be a challenge when the standards conflict. 

Opportunity & Response

Front Porch Initiative works with housing providers to determine which third-party standards are appropriate and beneficial for their project and helps them integrate said standards into their projects. Planning ahead is key to minimizing added costs and construction delays when integrating multiple standards. As the Front Porch team learns to work with a variety of different standards, that knowledge can be shared with other partners.