Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability softw

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Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability softw

Post by shawn » Mon Jan 22, 2007 2:05 pm

I found this free (windows) software from the US National Institute of Standards and Technology. It might be useful in courses for architects and builders:
The BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability) software brings to your fingertips a powerful technique for selecting cost-effective, environmentally-preferable building products. Developed by the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) Building and Fire Research Laboratory with support from the U.S. EPA Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program, the tool is based on consensus standards and designed to be practical, flexible, and transparent. Version 3.0 of the Windows-based decision support software, aimed at designers, builders, and product manufacturers, includes actual environmental and economic performance data for nearly 200 building products.
http://www.bfrl.nist.gov/oae/software/bees.html

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