order to assist the New
York City Department of Design and Construction
(DDC) with critical
early implementation steps, the
Design Trust, its fellows, and DDC agreed
to continue the partnership established
during the High
Performance Building Guidelines project.
In Implementing the High Performance Building
Guidelines, project fellows helped the DDC’s
client agencies to understand the building-guidelines
document and its implications for their own
building programs. The fellows tailored the
guidelines to each agency’s
particular mission and needs and oversaw
their application on selected capital projects
scheduled for construction or renovation.
design of several
major building projects were carried
out in full accordance with the guidelines,
Brooklyn branch library, two daycare
centers, the expansion of the New York
Hall of Science in Queens, and the Queens
Criminal Court complex.
The successes of
this project — and
some failures — were documented
in a companion
implementation booklet, which describes
a number of pilot projects, compiles
comments from participating architects,
and outlines challenges and goals facing
further high-performance implemetation.