In BIRDS, sustainability performance includes:
In BIRDS, sustainability performance can change with...
Note: BIRDS does not allow for comparisons of performance across building types, nor different use profiles (e.g. occupancy activity) for a specific building type.
Steps to getting answers to your sustainability questions.
Access an introductory tutorial, documentation, and FAQ at the top right corner of the page.
Which building settings would you like to compare side by-side?
Your baseline settings will be used for the reference building in all comparisons.
Select your environmental preferences by setting the weights for each of the environmental impact categories.
BIRDS includes 12 environmental impact categories for which the user can analyze the environmental performance of a building. BIRDS also allows a user to report a single, weighted average Environmental Impact Score (EIS). In order to calculate the EIS the user must define their preferences, or "weight set" regarding the relative imporance of each environmental impact. The user can select one of the pre-defined weight sets or create their own weight set.
|Environmental Impacts||BEES Stakeholder Panel||Carbon Foorprint Only||EPA Science Advisory Board||Equal Weights|