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The Gateway to Up-To-Date Information on Integrated 'Whole Building' Design Techniques and Technologies

The goal of 'Whole Building' Design is to create a successful high-performance building by applying an integrated design and team approach to the project during the planning and programming phases.

WBDG Updates

Sonoma Academy's Janet Durgin Guild & Commons

Case Study – 05-28-2019

Since its inception, Sonoma Academy recognized the opportunity to connect resiliency, circular economy, resource efficiencies, and social justice. For their new Janet Durgin Guild and Commons project, the Academy employed a nature-and-human-centered design approach focused on fresh air, daylighting, sustainable systems, healthy material selection, and local resources.

Exterior photo of Sonoma Academy'

Library

Space Types – 05-27-2019

The Library space types are areas where bound paper documents, film, or magnetic media are stored. A Library space type may include both open and closed storage systems and moveable shelving systems, and be applicable to file rooms and other dense storage of material in conditioned office environments.

The Jefferson Hall - West Point Library

Sound Insulation Estimator

Tools – 03-07-2019

Sound Insulation Estimator is a tool to aid in the selection of sound insulating materials and the approximate material and labor costs associated with installation.

Continuing Education

Using Effective Water Management To Build Resilience

sponsored by U.S. Department of Energy Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP)
Webinar - June 25, 2019

Diversity of solutions and decreasing costs and waste contribute to resilience and are ultimate goals of an effective water program. This webinar will discuss how alternative solutions and resilience can work together to create an effective water program at the site level.

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