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About the TDBP

The goal of the Technical Design for Building Performance Knowledge Community (TDBP) is to promote architects as leaders in the application of technical design for building performance; in the use of high-performance design criteria, codes, and standards; and in programming, designing and managing building performance. To advance, disseminate, and advocate – to the architecture profession, AIA members, building owners, the construction industry, the academy, and the public – design practices that create buildings that are healthy, energy efficient, and durable.

Latest Discussions

  • The Architect's Newspaper is producing a conference focusing on facades in NYC April 21st & 22nd. The Symposium features keynotes Odil Decq and Thomas Pfifer. Panels include Emerging Craftsmanship...

  • TDBP members, As promised, I am forwarding an awesome opportunity for those of you keen to get involved in energy codes policy work (via code development). I'm pasting below a message targeted at...

  • Really solid article by David Altenhofen in September Technique on how to approach energy reduction/ sustainability. The first strategies used create diminishing returns for strategies applied later....

Technique: Official eNewsletter of TDBP

Technique is the semi-annual newsletter from the AIA Knowledge Community, Technical Design for Building Performance (TDBP). TDBP advocates for the application of high-performance design criteria, codes, and standards; the commissioning roles required to deliver high performing buildings; and best practices for programming, designing and managing building performance.

Read the current December 2015 issue.
Read past issues in the Technique Archives.

Resources

 Whole Building Design Guide
The WBDG is a program of the National Institute of Building Sciences. 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.

Building Enclosure Councils
The Building Enclosure Council is a network of affiliated architects, engineers, contractors, manufacturers, and others located in cities across the United States. The BEC provides a forum for the construction industry to address the building enclosures - the exterior systems of buildings that play such a critical role in building performance and energy efficiency. 

Energy Modeling Guide 
Check out "An Architect's Guide to Integrating Energy Modeling in the Design Process.  It addresses a critical need for the profession. 



Join TDBP at the AIA Convention 2016

Find Your Community in Philly and Beyond!

Kick off your convention experience with the Technical Design for Building Performance (TDBP) Knowledge Community! Connect with first time and returning attendees who share your interests at this new event! Indulge in festive cocktails and hors d'oeuvres and partake in fun activities all while reveling in the unique architectural details of the Racquet Club of Philadelphia.

What else can TDBP offer you at Convention this year?

Latest Blogs

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    Decades ago there was a fairly extensive efforts to help manage solar heat gain and cold weather heat loss through windows...

  • Posted in: Technical Design for Building Performance

    Net Zero energy still seems like a faraway place to many as we grapple with definitions, discover (or rediscover) better...

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