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IS-2006-29: Performance Based Building: Conceptual Framework


The European Union has funded a study of building design based on required performance, rather than on a prescription of how it is to be accomplished. Validation against desired performance is required. Even prescription-based approaches should include performance goals. US government buildings are required to use performance-based measures. Canadian building codes now include performance goals. Performance goals may extend to the building use, esthetics, and contribution to the environment.
 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

 

 
 




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