Tools

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.

The Water Assessment in Buildings (WAB) tool is a methodology and tool for assessing the performance of building characteristics and systems in relation to water use. The WAB can be used to evaluate proposed designs or existing buildings in order to ascertain strengths and weaknesses of characteristics and systems in relation to best practice and improve performance.

The Water Use Modeling (WUM) tool is a methodology and tool for modeling water use in buildings based on existing or proposed building characteristics, systems, occupation and usage. The WUM can be used to understand existing performance in relation to benchmarks and targets. It can also be used to identify areas of improvement and test and evaluate these as a means of improving water use performance.

The Water Evaluation and Monitoring (WEM) tool is a methodology and tool for monitoring and evaluating water use in buildings based on logged water use data and analysis. The WEM can be used to understand existing water use performance in relation to benchmarks and targets. It can also be used to identify areas for improvement in order to support improved management and functionality of water related characteristics and systems in buildings.

The Energy Assessment in Buildings (EAB) tool is a methodology and tool for assessing the performance of building characteristics and systems in relation to water use. The EAB can be used to evaluate proposed designs or existing buildings in order to ascertain strengths and weaknesses of characteristics and systems in relation to best practice and improve performance.

The Energy Use Modeling (EUM) tool is a methodology and tool for modeling water use in buildings based on existing or proposed building characteristics, systems, occupation, and usage. The EUM can be used to understand existing performance in relation to benchmarks and targets. It can also be used to identify areas of improvement and test and evaluate these as a means of improving water use performance.

The Energy Evaluation and Monitoring (EEM) tool is a  methodology and tool for monitoring and evaluating water use in buildings based on logged water use data and analysis. The EEM can be used to understand existing water use performance in relation to benchmarks and targets. It can also be used to identify areas for improvement in order to support improved management and functionality of water related characteristics and systems in buildings.

 

 

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