Historic Preservation

The Historic Prevention design objective branch outlines the steps of applying the process for preservation, rehabilitation, restoration, and reconstruction of historic structures. Treatment plans on how to meet preservation goals while updating building systems, addressing life safety, security, sustainability, and accessibility requirements are also discussed.

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About the Whole Building Design Guide

The WBDG was created and continues to evolve as the only online portal providing built environment practitioners access to relevant building-related guidance, up-to-date federal criteria, new technology information, and workforce development training from a 'whole building' perspective.

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The National Institute of Building Sciences developed the WBDG-Whole Building Design Guide to foster communication and knowledge-sharing among federal, industry and academic partners to advance high-performing facilities.