Participating Agencies
Department of Defense (DOD) General Services Administration (GSA) Department of Energy (DOE)
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Administrative Office of the United States Courts (AOUSC) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Park Service (NPS) Smithsonian Institution

About the WBDG

The WBDG is the only web-based portal providing government and industry practitioners with one-stop access to up-to-date information on a wide range of building-related guidance, criteria and technology from a 'whole buildings' perspective. Currently organized into three major categories—Design Guidance, Project Management and Operations & Maintenance—at the heart of the WBDG are Resource Pages, reductive summaries on particular topics.

Development of the WBDG is a collaborative effort among federal agencies, private sector companies, non-profit organizations and educational institutions. Its success depends on industry and government experts contributing their knowledge and experience to better serve the building community.

The WBDG web site is offered as an assistance to the building community by the National Institute of Building Sciences (NIBS) through funding support from the Department of Defense, the NAVFAC Engineering Innovation and Criteria Office, the Army Corps of Engineers, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA), the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the Department of Energy, and the assistance of the Sustainable Buildings Industry Council (SBIC). A Board of Direction and Advisory Committee, consisting of representatives from over 25 participating federal agencies guide the development of the WBDG.


This web site is made available by the National Institute of Building Sciences. Neither the United States Government nor NIBS, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights.

Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or NIBS. The views and opinions of originators expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or NIBS.

We reserve the right to make all decisions in regard to what material is added to WBDG, including the right to reject submissions.