What's the Buzz: Use BEES to Design Greener, Lower-Cost Buildings.
What's the Buzz: Use BEES to Design Greener, Lower-Cost
Lippiatt, B. C.
Architectural Record, 181-181, October 2000.
Available from:BEES Web Page with PDF files is located at:
construction; costs; building materials; environmental
effects; computer programs
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.