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Building Economic Analysis Software


The Building Industry Reporting and Design for Sustainability (BIRDS) applies the new sustainability measurement system to an extensive whole building performance database NIST has compiled for this purpose.

The BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability) software brings to your fingertips a powerful technique for selecting cost-effective, environmentally-preferable building products.

BridgeLCC is user-friendly life-cycle costing software developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to help bridge engineers assess the cost effectiveness of new, alternative construction materials.

The BLCC (Building Life-Cycle Cost) programs are developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology to provide computational support for the economic analysis of capital investments in buildings.

The Cost-Effectiveness Tool for Capital Asset Protection is user-friendly, decision-support software to aid building owners and managers in the selection of cost-effective strategies that respond to natural and man-made hazards.

The Durabiltiy Doctor helps homeowners choose the right amount of durability for roofing, siding, windows, and garage doors; materials that will help them maintain their home at the lowest cost.

The Risk Mitigation Toolkit is a central source for identifying and retrieving risk assessment and risk management guidance documents, databases on the frequency and consequences of natural and man-made hazards, procedures for performing economic evaluations, and software tools needed to develop a cost-effective risk mitigation plan for constructed facilities.

The Life-Cycle Cost Analysis Tool for Chem/Bio Protection of Buildings was developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Homeland Security Research Center. It helps users make consistent comparisons of Chem/Bio protection strategies based on established economic evaluation practices.


Sprinkler Use Decisioning is a Web-tool designed to facilitate economic analysis of residential fire sprinklers at the homeowner- and community-levels.

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Created October 18, 2010, Updated June 2, 2021