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What's the Buzz: Use BEES to Design Greener, Lower-Cost Buildings.


pdf icon What's the Buzz: Use BEES to Design Greener, Lower-Cost Buildings. (65 K)
Lippiatt, B. C.

Architectural Record, 181-181, October 2000.

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BEES Web Page with PDF files is located at: http://www.bfrl.nist.gov/oae/software/bees/buzz.html

Keywords:

construction; costs; building materials; environmental effects; computer programs

Abstract:

Designers are increasingly asked to address the issue of "green" building materials. How do you identify environmentally preferable products? Is a product environmentally preferable it it has recycled content? It is not preferable if it offgasses during use? Are mainstream products always less preferable than products marketed and preceived as "environmentally friendly"? Do environmentally preferable products always cost more? Not necessarily, according to the BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability) software.