About the Streamline Institute

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The Streamline Institute is a 501c3 Non Profit Corporation formed to implement and promote process streamlining research, development and education. 


As set forth in its bylaws, activities of the Streamline Institute may include, but are not limited to:

  • Conduct research, development, and education in support of more efficient and more effective regulatory and review processes, procedure and operation, in a manner consistent with the advancement of education and science, and lessening the burdens of government.
  • Develop and maintain a platform and processes for gathering and sharing best practice permit and regulatory streamlining information from jurisdictions throughout the US and beyond.  Information shall be presented with a full and fair exposition of pertinent facts so as to permit an individual or the public to form an independent opinion or conclusion.
  • Support education on the impacts of high performance permit and other entitlement processing in increasing efficiency for both the public sector and private sector participants, while at the same time enhancing the protection of public health, safety and welfare.
  • Develop and support programs that put into practical operation streamlining measures.  Examples of programs may include but are not limited to the PASS program (Prequalified Architectural Submittal System) and the “One and Done’ programs.
  • Assess and monitor the effectiveness of programs that are intended to implement streamlining efficiencies.
  • Collaborate where feasible with local, regional and national associations, government, and other stakeholder entities and individuals that touch on, interact with, or have an interest in creation, performance, impact, alteration, sustainability, resilience, health or other characteristics of the shaping of the built environment and the entitlements associated therewith, in consideration of the public welfare and interests.


As further outlined in the Bylaws of the Streamline Institute:

The Board of Directors of the Streamline Institute may initiate and adopt both strategic and tactical planning processes to put both short term and long term plans into place that will maximize the impact of the resources and energy of the Streamline Institute and its partners, associates, and allies in creating more efficient and effective processes to contribute toward efficient and effective creation of a high performance built environment that is successful in the light of the ‘triple bottom line’ of  Social, Environmental and Business considerations, consistent with the best interests of the public at large. 


The initial focus of the activities of the Streamline Institute include the processes, procedures, and operational issues associated with permits associated with the creating and alteration of the built environment, including but not limited to:

  • Building permits
  • Planning entitlements
  • Requests for alternative materials and methods
  • Investigation, vetting, development, application, elimination of regulations, policies, codes and regulations applicable to creation or modification of the built environment
  • Application and interpretation of codes and regulations


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