Introducing BESS - a new generation sustainability assessment tool
The Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard (BESS) is a new generation tool that can assess a residential, non-residential or mixed use building. BESS has been developed especially to support the Sustainable Design Assessment in the Planning Process (SDAPP) framework.
BESS will replace STEPS and SDS, with a transition period before STEPS and SDS are phased out - anticipated early 2016. For new projects, you are encouraged to use BESS.
Industry training is available. Visit the Moreland Energy Foundation website for more information.
Access BESS at www.bess.net.au
STEPS - for residential sustainability assessments
Sustainable Design Scorecard (SDS) - for non-residential sustainability assessments
Councils using STEPS & SDS include: