BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability): Balancing Environmental and Economic Performance.
BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic
Sustainability): Balancing Environmental and Economic
Lippiatt, B. C.
Construction Specifier, 35-42, April 1998.
Available from:For more information about BEES visit the BEES Web Page:
life cycle assessment; life cycle costing; environmental
performance; economic performance; overall performance
Identifying environmentally and economically balanced
building products is no easy task. The National
Institute of Standards and Technology Green Buildings
Program began the Building for Environmental and
Economic Sustainability (BEES) project in 1995 to
facilitate the identification process. BEES is a
systematic methodology implemented in decision support
software for selecting building products that achieve
the most appropriate balance between environmental and