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Using BEES to Select Cost-Effective Green Products.


pdf icon Using BEES to Select Cost-Effective Green Products. (193 K)
Lippiatt, B. C.; Boyles, A. S.

International Journal of Life Cycle Assessment, Vol. 6, No. 2, 76-80, 2001.

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Keywords:

building products; economic performance; environmental performance; green buildings; life cycle assessment; life cycle costing; multiattribute decision analysis; decision analysis; sustainable development

Abstract:

The BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability) software brings to your fingertips a powerful technique for balancing the environmental and economic performance of building products. The tool is based on consensus standards and designed to be practical, flexible, and transparent. Version 2.0 of the Windown-based decision support software, aimed at designers, builders, and product manufacturers, includes actual environmental and economic performance data for 65 building products. The purpose is to support purchasing decisions by providing key science-based information often lacking in 'green' product selection. The intended result is a cost-effective reduction in building-related contributions to enviornmental problems.