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. 

The current focus of the activities of the Streamline Institute include the processes, procedures, and operational issues associated with permits associated with the creation 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


The Streamline Institute encourages the use of streamlining to create more efficient and effective regulatory processes.  Regulatory Streamlining does NOT mean Regulatory Abandonment.  When all stakeholders work together, finding common ground and shared goals, progress forward is amplified, while at the same time costs, disconnects, confusion and frustration are minimized.  See our latest reports

Streamlining Towards Zero Energy

Regulatory Streamlining Toward Net Zero Energy

A Case Study of  California’s movement toward Net Zero Energy for all new residential development by 2020, and how Streamlining can help make the path forward smoother, less disruptive, and more efficient for all stakeholders.




Getting Past Gotcha

Getting Past Gotcha

What does the Streamline Institute mean when it cites ‘Real Streamlining’?  Its NOT about regulatory abandonment!   It’s about a new paradigm which engages all stakeholders from the beginning to create more efficient and effective means toward achieving shared objectives.  This short article highlights specific examples and recommendations for effective Streamlining as an integral part of the development of the regulatory environment.



Streamline Institute President Michael F. Malinowski FAIA, as President of the 11,000 member AIA California Council, is among the many California leaders and Building Officials calling for Streamlining of California’s Energy Code

Challenges of the California Energy Code

Challenges of the California Energy Code





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