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Looking for ways to get involved? We are seeking nominations for members to serve on the Advisory Group (AG)! AG members work to promote our mission by helping to plan group research projects, present knowledge at events, and participating in monthly meetings. Nominations are due October 19. Learn more >

About us

The goal of the Building Performance Knowledge Community 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.

Technique: The Building Performance Newsletter

Technique is released semi-annually. Our content includes 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 current and past issues in the Technique Archives >


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.

Building Performance partners

As a sponsor of the Building Performance Knowledge Community, your company has reach to over 8,000 AIA members focused on use of high-performance design criteria, codes, and standards.

Promotion of your company will include advertisement on our website, quarterly newsletter, conferences and special events reaching professionals interested in your products or services. For more information about sponsorship opportunities, email Melissa Morancy at melissamorancy@aia.org

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