This standard establishes procedures for the development and maintenance of Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC) and Unified Facilities Guide Specifications (UFGS) and prescribes their use by the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, Department of Defense (DoD) defense agencies, and DoD field activities. All DoD components are adopting the concept and practice of sustainable design and development and the use of project rating and scoring systems such as Leadership in Environmental and Energy Design (LEED). These and other concepts should encourage innovation and alternatives to the traditional planning, design, construction, and maintenance process. The UFC/UFGS criteria program will implement the concepts of sustainable design and development and continuous innovation into the facilities acquisition and maintenance processes.
UFC and UFGS provide facility planning, design, construction, operations, and maintenance criteria for DoD components and participating organizations. UFC and UFGS apply to all construction, repair, and maintenance projects.