CIRIA Benefits of Sustainable Drainage Systems Tool (BeST)

CIRIA is the Construction Industry Research and Information Association.

They are a neutral, independent and not-for-profit body that link organisations with common interests and facilitate a range of collaborative activities that help improve the industry.

CIRIA have developed a new free guidance tool which makes assessing the benefits of Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) easier without the need for full scale economic inputs.

This guidance tool follows a simple structure that begins with a screening and qualitative assessment to identify the benefits to evaluate further.

Support is then provided to help quantify and monetise each benefit.

On completion of the evaluation, the tool provides a series of graphs and charts that present the benefits based on Ecosystems Services (ESS) and Triple Bottom Libe (TBL) criteria.

To access this tool click below.

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Monitors' Environmental Newsletter, Winter 2015


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