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The Whole Building Design Guide: The Right Tool to Achieve Resilient, High-Performance Buildings

Craftsmen, no matter how experienced, need the right tools to create a masterpiece. For building designers, contractors and facility managers, their masterpiece is a functional, resilient, high-performance building. To achieve that goal, they also need the right tools, among which are BIM, GIS, COBie, CAFM and CMMS. But there is one more indispensable tool missing from this list - the Whole Building Design Guide® (WBDG). The recently updated WBDG is an online resource that provides information for the entire project team from an integrated, whole building, perspective. WBDG offers hundreds of topics, case studies, tools, and CE courses.

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn of the key design objectives and their interrelationships, along with its content addressing project management, commissioning and operations and maintenance.
2. Understand the principles associated with achieving resilient, high-performance buildings.
3. Tour the recently updated WBDG website to see its features, functions and capabilities, including its substantial library of federal standards, specifications and guidelines.
4. Analyze case studies that describe real projects and their success in applying the key design objectives.
Session Details Start Time: 5/18/2017 10:00:00 AM End Time: 5/18/2017 10:50:00 AM Presented By:

Richard Paradis, P.E., BSCP. Bd. Cert NCE
Director, Whole Building Design Guide
National Institute of Building Sciences


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Room Number: M6/8 Audience: Beginner CEU: 0.1 Track: Energy, Sustainability and TechnologyVIEW ALL

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