National Performance Based Design Guide  


The National Performance Based Design Guide applies to design and construction of new facilities, major repairs and alterations of existing buildings and lease-construct facilities. Its potential users span the entire spectrum of building professional disciplines and it informs and adds dimension to decisions made throughout a project's life.

The Guide identifies levels of performance, which allows a design team and other professional partners to select and implement the best strategies to meet project goals based on a defined set of alternatives.

The information presented in the Guide is based on research and development supported by the Science & Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security and the Public Buildings Service of the General Services Administration.