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

Opinion of tools

Name of the tool
BEAT 2002 (Building Environmental Assessment Tool)

Positive comments about the tool
• Precise estimates due to comprehensive data
• Flexible, new databases (e.g. user-defined) can be added, language can be changed
• Graphical interface to illustrate and compare different environmental elements
• Substitutes knowledge which can only be obtained through life-long experience

Negative comments about the tool
• Does not include economic or social issues
• Not suited to estimate indoor climate
• Time-demanding
• Difficult to get data from foreign countries
• It takes a close knowledge of the program is necessary to add missing data