BEES Model for Selecting Environmentally and Economically Balanced Building Products.
BEES Model for Selecting Environmentally and
Economically Balanced Building Products.
Lippiatt, B. C.
Environmental and Economic Balance: The 21st Century
Outlook. Proceedings. American Institute of
Architects, U.S. Green Building Council and U.S.
Department of Energy. November 6-9, 1997, Miami, FL,
1-8 pp, 1997.
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building products; economic performance; environmental
performance; green buildings; life cycle assessment;
life cycle costing; multiattribute decision analysis
The BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic
Sustainability) project has developed a flexible
methodology for balancing the environmental and economic
performance of building products. The methodology,
based on consensus standards, has been implemented in
Windows-based decision support software for building
designers and materials manufacturers, complete with
actual environmental and economic performance data for a
number of building products. This paper describes the
underlying performance measurement methodology.