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Selecting Cost-Effective Green Building Products: BEES Approach



Barbara C. Lippiatt


The BEES (Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability) software implements a rational, systematic technique for balancing the environmental and economic performance of building products. The technique is based on consensus standards and designed to be practical, flexible, and transparent. This paper is a synthesis of previously WERB-approved material found inLippiatt, B., Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability(BEES), CIB World Building Congress 1998: Construction and theEnvironment, Gavle, Sweden, June 1998andLippiatt, B., The BEES Model for Selecting Environmentally andEconomically Balanced Building Products, Environmental and EconomicBalance: The 21st Century Outlook, November 6-9, 1997.
Journal of Construction Engineering and Management
No. 6


building products, economic performance, environmental performance, green buildings, life-cycle assessment, life-cycle costing, sustainable development


Lippiatt, B. (1999), Selecting Cost-Effective Green Building Products: BEES Approach, Journal of Construction Engineering and Management, [online], (Accessed May 20, 2024)


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Created November 1, 1999, Updated February 19, 2017