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The Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Effiency (CASBEE) for Cities helps to understand sustainability conditions of cities across environmental, social and economic aspects. It measures the sustainability of cities according to quality criteria against the environmental load of the city defined as CO2 emissions per capita per year. The resulting sustainability qualification supports cities in the development of effective sustainability measures. The CASBEE for Urban Development (CASBEE-UD) tool is a standalone version developed for the assessment of partial or whole groups of buildings on a smaller scale than CASBEE for Cities.

Sector(s): Urban Planning
Lifecycle Phase(s): Project Planning, Concept Design, Detailed Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance
Type(s) of Tool: Rating System
Organization: Promotion Council of Low Carbon Cities (PCLCC), Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation (IBEC)

The aim of the Pearl Community Rating System (PCRS) is to promote the development of sustainable communities and improve quality of life in Abu Dhabi. The tool encourages water, energy and waste minimisation, local material use and aims to improve supply chains for sustainable and recycled materials and products. The PCRS is applicable to developments that are multiple plot subdivisions, with a vehicular network and community facilities or amenities. A fundamental part of the PCRS is the requirement for master plan teams to develop Pearl Rating targets and guidelines for all buildings within the community. Since May 2010 all new community developments in Abu Dhabi must meet at least achieve the rating of 1 Pearl. The tool could also be used for large scale projects that do not exactly meet the eligibility requirements of the PCRS but want to incorporate sustainability principles.

Sector(s): Urban Planning
Lifecycle Phase(s): Concept Design, Detailed Design, Construction
Type(s) of Tool: Rating System
Organization: Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, Department of Municipalities and Transport

The Vermont Transportation Resilience Planning Tool (TRPT) is a web-based application that helps integrate climate risk and transportation resiliency into Vermont’s Transportation system’s (VTrans) planning process and ultimately create a more resilient transportation network. The TRPT combines river science, hydraulics and transportation planning methods to help VTrans and project partners understand the vulnerability of their transportation systems to the impacts of climate change and extreme weather and identify and prioritize mitigation strategies to avoid or minimize the impacts of future damages in the most critical, highest risk locations. Key features of the tool include a mapping service for viewing spatial datasets, graphical data for summary analyses, and tabular display of mitigation alternatives for at-risk transportation assets.

Sector(s): Transportation
Lifecycle Phase(s): Project Planning, Concept Design, Finance, Detailed Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance
Type(s) of Tool: Modelling Tool
Organization: Agency of Transportation - State of Vermont, USA

Greenroads is a rating system developed to measure and manage sustainability of transportation projects. The rating system assesses sustainability across and twelve additional requirements for projects that want to be certified. There is a reduced pilot version available that serves to better understand green potentials of transportation projects.

Sector(s): Transportation
Lifecycle Phase(s): Project Planning, Concept Design, Detailed Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance
Type(s) of Tool: Rating System
Organization: Greenroads International

The Sustainable Infrastructure Guidelines for Chinese International Contractors are a voluntary guidance document for Chinese enterprises engaged in infrastructure projects overseas to improve sustainability performance across economic, social, environmental and governance aspects. The guidelines propose a broad set of sustainability indicators covering the entire process from funding, planning, design, building, operation and maintenance to closure.

Sector(s): Tools applicable to all sectors
Lifecycle Phase(s): Project Planning, Concept Design, Finance, Detailed Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance
Type(s) of Tool: Guidelines
Organization: China International Contractors Association (CHINCA)

SuRe® – the Standard for Sustainable and Resilient Infrastructure is a third-party-verified, global voluntary standard to drive the integration of sustainability and resilience aspects into infrastructure development, upgrade projects by providing guidance and serving as a globally applicable common language tool for infrastructure project developers, financiers and public sector institutions. Infrastructure projects wishing to undergo SuRe® certification are subject to independent third party audits provided by an independent accredited Certification Body. After initial certification, surveillance audits are carried out annually.

Sector(s): Tools applicable to all sectors
Lifecycle Phase(s): Project Planning, Concept Design, Detailed Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance, Decomissioning/Repurposing
Type(s) of Tool: Standard
Organization: Global Infrastructure Basel (GIB)

SOURCE is a multilateral online platform for sustainable infrastructure to bring systemic change in the way governments define, develop and manage their infrastructure projects for both traditional procurement and Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). SOURCE provides a comprehensive map of all aspects to consider for the development of quality and sustainable infrastructure, covering governance, technical, economic, legal, financial, environmental and social issues. It uses sector-specific sets of questions covering all the stages of the project lifecycle, spanning from project definition to operation and maintenance as well as allowing for the definition of specific targets to fulfil the SDGs and Paris Agreement. The online tool includes a broad set of funtionalities, including (1) project team management; (2) customizable project timeline and task management; (3) document management; (4) portfolio and project monitoring dashboards; (5) consistency checks on project documentation; (6) a Project Preparation Facilities Finder; (7) knowledge management; (8) a public pipeline for project promotion.

Sector(s): Tools applicable to all sectors
Lifecycle Phase(s): Project Planning, Concept Design, Procurement, Finance, Detailed Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance
Type(s) of Tool: Project Preparation Tool
Organization: Sustainable Infrastructure Foundation (SIF)

SITES is a sustainability-focused framework that ushers landscape architects, engineers and others toward practices that protect ecosystems and enhance the mosaic of benefits they continuously provide to communities, such as climate regulation, carbon storage and flood mitigation. By providing performance measures rather than prescribing practices, SITES supports the unique conditions of each site, encouraging project teams to be flexible and creative as they develop beautiful, functional and regenerative landscapes. SITES is complementary with the LEED system. There is a pre-certification option available.

Sector(s): Tools applicable to all sectors
Lifecycle Phase(s): Strategic Planning, Prioritization, Concept Design, Detailed Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance
Type(s) of Tool: Rating System
Organization: Sustainable Sites Initiative, Green Business Certification, Inc (GBCI)

The Zofnass Economic Process Tool is a self-assessment platform that offers a fast and easy way to achieve preliminary quantification and monetization of sustainability externalities in infrastructure projects based on the Envision™ rating system. Users introduce the values for evaluation themselves, using a comprehensive online form.

Sector(s): Tools applicable to all sectors
Lifecycle Phase(s): Project Planning, Concept Design, Detailed Design, Construction
Organization: Zofnass Programm by Harvard University and Institute for Sustainable Infrastructure

PEER is a rating-system that drives market transformation in the power and energy sectors. Through certification, PEER recognized industry leaders for impoving efficiency, day-to-day reliability and overall resilience when it comes to severe climate events. The point-based assessment leads to a sustainability certification. A seperate pre-certification option is available.

Sector(s): Energy
Lifecycle Phase(s): Concept Design, Detailed Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance
Type(s) of Tool: Rating System
Organization: Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI)