BEES 2.0 Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability. Peer Review Report.
BEES 2.0 Building for Environmental and Economic
Sustainability. Peer Review Report.
Curran, M. A.; Overly, J. G.; Hofstetter, P.; Muller,
R.; Lippiatt, B. C.
NISTIR 6865; 42 p. April 2002.
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building products; economic performance; environmental
performance; green buildings; life cycle assessment;
life cycle costing; multiattribute decision analysis;
This report documents the results of a technical review
of the BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic
Sustainability) 2.0b software and user manual. BEES
measures the life-cycle environmental and economic
performance of building products using methods based on
consensus standards. Comments by four external experts
are compiled in this report, along with responses from
the BEES developers. While the life-cycle environmental
performance measurement field has advanced dramatically
over the last decade, valid disagreements and
limitations remain. The report sheds light on the key
issues to help BEES users place BEES results in their
proper context, and to help environmental researchers
and tool developers struggling with the same concerns.