BEES 1.0: Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability Technical Manual and User Guide.
BEES 1.0: Building for Environmental and Economic
Sustainability Technical Manual and User Guide.
Lippiatt, B. C.
NISTIR 6144; 93 p. April 1998.
Sponsor:Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC
Available from: National Technical Information Service
(NTIS), Technology Administration, U.S. Department of
Commerce, Springfield, VA 22161.
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building products; economic performance; environmental
performance; green buildings; life cycle assessment;
life cycle costing; multiattribute decision making;
[*] NISTIR 6520 (June 2000): Lippiatt, B. C., "BEES 2.0
Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability.
Technical Manual and User Guide." For more information
contact: Website http://www.bfrl.nist.gov/oae/bees.html
replaces NISTIR 6144, Version 1.0
The BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic
Sustainability) version 1.0 software implements a
rational, systematic technique for selecting
environmentally and economically balanced building
products. The technique is based on consensus standards
and designed to be practical, flexible, and transparent.
The Windows-based decision support software, aimed at
designers, builders, and product manufacturers, includes
actual environmental and economic performance data for
22 building products across a range of functional
applications. BEES measures the environmental
performance of building products using the environmental
life-cycle assessment approach specified in the latest
versions of ISO 14000 draft standards. All stages in
the life of a product are analyzed: raw material
acquisition, manufacture, transportation, installation,
use, and waste management. Economic performance is
measured using the American Society for Testing and
Materials (ASTM) standard life-cycle cost method, which
covers the costs of initial investment, replacement,
operation, maintenance and repair, and disposal.
Environmental and economic performance are combined into
an overall performance measure using the ASTM Standard
for Multiattribute Decision Analysis. For the entire
BEES analysis, building products are defined and
classified based on the ASTM standard classification for
building elements known as UNIFORMAT II.
**This report contains 2 (BEES 1.0) diskettes**