Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard (BESS) is a tool used as part of the Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) assessment for new residential and commercial buildings in Victoria’s planning application process.
BESS is a whole sustainability performance assessment of your new building or alteration. Key sustainable building criteria assessed include:
- Building management
- Energy & thermal comfort
- Water efficiency
- Indoor Environment Quality
- Stormwater management
- Materials and innovation in buildings