The Building Sustainability and Benchmarking guide has been developed by United Nations Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) to introduce sustainability and benchmarking tools for built environments and includes introductions to BREEAM, SBAT and BEST.
Specific objectives of the guide are to:
- Establish the rationale for building sustainability assessment and benchmarking
- Identify challenges and limitations that occupants, policy-makers and building practitioners face in applying or interpreting building sustainability assessment or benchmarking tools
- Provide a sample overview of some environmental sustainability assessment and benchmarking tools for buildings and housing as well as those attempting to measure social and economic impacts
- Identify pathways for the wider uptake of assessment tools by industry, professional bodies, policymakers, vocational and higher education, and other actors working within the built environment
Copies of the guide are available to download from here.