Sustainable Design Objective

This series of updated pages focus on design to reduce depletion of resources like energy, water, land, and raw materials; prevent environmental degradation caused by facilities and infrastructure throughout their life cycle; and create built environments that are livable, comfortable, safe, and productive.

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Joint Sealants

This in-depth page developed by the Adhesive Sealant Council provides design and selection considerations and leads the reader to existing standards that provide the comprehensive information and performance criteria for joint sealants.

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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.