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New Building Standard Published; Setting Criteria for GSA Buildings

By Marie-Alice Denis
General Services Administration

WASHINGTON, Jan. 27, 2011 – GSA has released a new facilities standards document geared toward meeting greater sustainability measures and achieving operational excellence in public buildings.

P100-2010 outlines the principles and criteria to be incorporated in the programming, planning, design and construction documentation of new and modernized GSA buildings.

The current standards serve as a cornerstone document for Public Buildings Service-owned buildings for incorporation in contracts between GSA and the design and architectural-engineering community. It is GSA’s first facilities standards to be released online only (via PDF). Future releases will be web-based, fully interactive, and user-friendly. This standard covers such topics as site design, architecture and engineering disciplines, landscape design, and fire protection and life safety.

The next issue will be released as a performance-based standard, which will focus on setting the standard for achieving the green proving ground and zero environmental footprint goals laid forth by GSA. Future standards will be released annually.

To read the entire P100 building standard, visit www.gsa.gov/p100.