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OPR About

The Owners Performance Requirements (OPR) Tool helps building owners identify priorities and prepare a performance plan for a project by selecting targets for each of the attributes identified as comprising high performance by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA). The OPR Tool, focused in this version on the building envelope for office buildings, establishes a performance based plan for the owner to provide to the design team at the beginning of project programming. The OPR Tool allows the owner to develop several scenarios for a project to help select the optimal combination of performance levels for Energy, Environmental, Safety, Security (including Blast, Ballistic and CBR protection), Sustainability, Durability, Operational and Cost Effectiveness attributes to meet their needs. In this way, the Owner can communicate goals for multiple project objectives to the design team allowing for performance based design instead of prescriptive solutions.