Monday, 19 October 2020

Updated Built Environment Sustainability Tool


The Built Environment Sustainability Tool (BEST) supports an integrated and responsive approach to achieving sustainable neighbourhoods. The tool is based on a holistic approach to addressing sustainability and includes the following social, economic and environmental criteria. 

  • Shelter
  • Mobility
  • Food
  • Goods
  • Services
  • Waste
  • Biocapacity
  • Health
  • Education
  • Employment

Each criteria is introduced and simple protocols provided for the measurement and recording of performance the BEST manual. Detail is also provided on how to interpret results and use this to develop high-performance synergistic interventions that can be used to improve the sustainability of the neighbourhood.

The BEST course shows you how you can use the BEST to assess neighbourhoods and propose and test interventions to improve their sustainability performance. It guides users on how to follow a standardised methodology and protocols in order to carry out accurate assessments.

Access the BEST, manual and course here

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