Documents & References

Federal High Performance and Sustainable Buildings

This section provides the key information needed by Federal personnel to meet high performance and sustainable building (HPSB) requirements.  More

Federal Mandates

This section contains links to key federal mandates such as executive orders, federal regulations, etc. that apply to the areas of building design, construction and management.  More

Construction Criteria Base (CCB)

Construction Criteria Base

CCB is an extensive electronic library of construction guide specifications, manuals, standards and many other essential criteria documents linked throughout the WBDG.  More

Recent Updates


Subscribe and view current issues of the Journal of the National Institute of Building Sciences (JNIBS).  More.

Case Studies

This section highlights facilities demonstrating the 'whole building' process in design, construction and maintenance.  More