New Facilities Standards for Public Buildings Service

GSA’s Public Building Service (PBS) sets rigorous standards for new construction, as well as for major repair and alteration projects that cost more than $2.8 million.

The new, performance-based P100 standard defines the requirement, but lets the agency’s professional partners determine the best way to achieve it.

Four acceptable performance levels give Project Managers flexibility – for example, in a building in a sunny but mild climate, the manager may choose a baseline standard for insulation, but a higher standard for windows, in order to limit solar heat gain.

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