There are many different types of spaces in a building, and each type of space has its own characteristics and requirements. This section of the WBDG provides information and guidance organized by functional space types, which complements the WBDG Building Types pages. For each Space Types page there is a discussion of the general attributes and requirements of the space as well as example configurations, layouts, and construction criteria. Space Types pages are also linked to related Building Types pages and Resource Pages that explain strategies, technologies, and emerging issues relevant to that specific Space Type. Further, all WBDG design objectives: accessible, aesthetics, cost effective, functional/operational, historic preservation, productive, secure/safe, and sustainable and their interrelationships must be understood, evaluated, and appropriately applied within the spaces. As such, each of these design objectives is presented in the context of the others throughout the Space Types pages as they apply.
WBDG is a gateway to up-to-date information on integrated whole building design techniques and technologies. 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.
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