Water and Sewage
Green Blue
Buildings & land use
Tool Summary Tool Characteristics Tool Application Source of Tools Opinion of Tools

Source of tools

Name of the tool
GB Tool

Where is tool available from
Available to download, for academic/research use only, from:

When was the tool produced
Launched in 1996 and culminated in 1998 in GBC 1998, and contining upgrades.

Is support provided

Organisation/s that developed the tool and country of origin

Country where the tool was produced:
Canada was the managing partner but there were a number of other countries involved, who now use the tool and some of which have used it to develop their own version: Chile, Argentina, Canada, USA, UK, Norway, Sweden, Finland, France, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Poland, Spain, Wales, Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Australia and South Africa.

Organisation and author/s that produced the tool:
The GBTool software was developed by Nils Larsson and Raymond Cole on behalf of Natural Resources Canada, iiSBE and the GBC partners.

Organisations/departments also involved in the design/development of the tool:
This system was developed under the guidance of 19 national teams participating in the Green Building Challenge, an on-going international project to develop and test a new method of assessing the performance of buildings.

Is the tool newly developed or based on an exisiting tool
Not specified

Cost of the full tool
Not specified