This list of design tools, databases, guides, studies and procedures is designed to help you measure the costs and environmental benefits of sustainable products and design strategies.
|Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES 2.0)||U.S. government's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)||A design tool used to measure the "environmental performance of building products by using the environmental life-cycle assessment approach specified in ISO 14000 standards. All stages in the life of a product are analyzed: raw material acquisition, manufacture, transportation, installation, use, and recycling and waste management. Economic performance is measured using the ASTM standard life-cycle cost method, which covers the costs of initial investment, replacement, operation, maintenance and repair, and disposal."||2001|
|Green Building Advisor||Building Green and Design Harmony||Database of design strategies to improve environmental performance and cost-effectiveness. Several case studies are included.|
|Green Building Resource Guide||The Architectural Machine||Price index for sustainable building materials.|
|Standard Practice for Measuring Life Cycle Costs of Buildings and Building Systems||ASTM Standard Designation: E 917-94||Procedure to complete several life-cycle cost methods.||1999|