BEES allows designers, builders, product manufacturers, and consumers to select cost-effective, environmentally-preferable building products based on consensus standards and designed to be practical, flexible, and transparent.

BEES Online provides sustainability performance measures of building products by using:

  • Life-Cycle Impact Assessment
    (based on ISO Standards)
  • Life-Cycle Costing
    (based on ASTM Standards)

BEES Online 2.0 Beta provides a new and improved interface and updated sustainablilty data.

  • Current Categories:
  • Categories:
    Wall and Ceiling Insulation, Exterior Siding, Gypsum Board, Paint and Coatings

*BEES Online will be available until all categories have been updated and transitioned to BEES Online 2.0


The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is an agency of the U.S. Commerce Department.

Date created: August 24, 2010 | Last updated: February 5, 2018    Contact: Webmaster