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BEES Model for Selecting Environmentally and Economically Balanced Building Products.


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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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Keywords:

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

Abstract:

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.