Federal Courthouse Building Type

In addition to the traditional life-safety and health concerns common to all buildings, federal courthouse facilities must adhere to guidelines for their security, sustainability, barrier-free access and more.

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Office Building Type

An office building must have flexible and technologically-advanced working environments that are safe, healthy, comfortable, durable, aesthetically-pleasing, sustainable, and accessible.

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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.