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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.

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  • Dear Mr. Cox, In reply to your statement about "training related to the ASHRAE 90.1 ". The AIA/CES Course Directory has more than 30 courses listed with 90.1 in the title. Also there are several courses ...

  • Below is a critical advocacy opportunity for architects to help shape the direction of our nation's model construction codes with a response deadline of June 1, 2017 .  The International Code Council ...

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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. 



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.

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Latest Blogs

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    One-Page abstracts are sought for peer-reviewed papers to be presented at Building Simulation 2017 in San Fancisco, California, ...

  • Posted in: Technical Design for Building Performance

    By Joseph Deringer, AIA, LEED-AP | May 2016 Technique What are high performing buildings? ...

  • Posted in: Technical Design for Building Performance

    By Drake A. Wauters, AIA | May 2016 Technique When reading about fearless world famous architects and the building ...