Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES)
BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability) software, produced by NIST's Building and Fire Research Laboratory with funding from PATH and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is available at no charge and can be downloaded from NIST's Web site. BEES supports purchasing decisions by providing relevant science-based information often lacking in selection of "green" or environmentally preferable building products. The software is based on consensus standards and is designed to be practical, flexible, and transparent.
Version 3.0 of the Windows based support software is aimed at designers, builders, and product manufacturers and includes actual environmental and economic performance data for over 65 generic building products. PATH's intended result is a cost-effective reduction in building-related contributions to environmental problems.
American Society for Testing and Materials: ASTM Standards
Content updated on 12/10/2004