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 provides a new and improved interface and updated sustainablilty data.

  • Current Categories:
    Flooring, Wall and Ceiling Insulation, Exterior Wall Finishes, Partitions, Interior Wall and Ceiling Finishes
  • Future Categories:
    Wall and Roof Sheathing, Roof Coverings, Parking Lot Paving, Columns, Beams, Basement Walls, and Foundation Slabs

Announcement: BEES Online and BEES Online 2 are Legacy Software and are NO longer actively supported. Functionality may be lost over time.


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