for improved performance

Gauge has developed tools to support the development of more sustainable and inclusive built environments. These draw on international best practice, respond to the local context and have been refined through application. Please contact us if you would like to use these tools.

The Sustainable Building Assessment Tool (SBAT) provides a way of assessing the sustainability of buildings. It includes environmental, economic and social criteria and has been developed specifically for developing country contexts. The tool, manual and training is available.

Sustainable Facilities Management Tools provides a set of training, processes, protocols, templates and specifications that can be used to support sustainable facilities management practices and systems.

The Built Environment Sustainability Tool (BEST) can be used to assess the sustainability of neighbourhoods and support the development of local sustainability plans. It can be used to structure collaborative processes between communities, professionals and municipalities. The tool, manual and training is available.

The Sustainable Building Material Index (SBMI) is a methodology for understanding the nature and scale of sustainability impacts of a building material or product. It provides a simple way of capturing, presenting and comparing key social, economic and environmental sustainability effects associated with the production of a material or product.



1 Comment

  • Jonathan Green

    I convene 3rd Year at the School of Architecture, UCT, and have for some years been referring to the SBAT. It is very pleasing that the tool is being further developed, and I would very much like to show it to my students (with case studies, if available).

    Please forward to me whatever you have that may be of interest to our students.

    Kind regards,
    Jonathan Green
    Adjunct Lecturer & 3rd Year Convenor, UCT School of Architecture, Planning & Geomatics
    B.A.S (UCT), B. Arch (UCT) (dist.), MSc (Cardiff University), Pr. Arch, MIA