CASBEE for Cities is a rating system for evaluating the environmental performance of cities. It helps to identify environmental, social, and economic characteristics of a city and quantify the effectiveness of its policies. Intent of this rating system is providing effective rating information to the administrative officers and other stakeholders so that they can share a common understanding regarding the current state of cities and cooperate in order to create a low-carbon society.
Estidama is the sustainable development initiative developed to build the Abu Dhabi Emirate according to innovative green standards. The program is part of the “Abu Dhabi Vision 2030”. Within the program, there is the Pearl Communities Rating System wich rates built environment performance against economic, environmental, cultural, and social aspects.
Zero Waste is a rating system, developed in the United States by a non-profit organization, the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI), to be used on a global scale. The main purpose of using this tool is to enable facilities to define, pursue, and achieve their zero waste goals, cutting their carbon footprint, and supporting public health.
The Urban Adaptation Support tool has been developed as the adaptation guidance tool for urban areas. Urban AST provides access to relevant adaptation information, data, tools, and guidance specifically tailored for urban settings in Europe. The tool is intended to provide adaptation measures and actions, observations and scenarios, adaptation plans and strategies, and vulnerability assessment.
The Vermont Transportation Resilience Planning Tool (TRPT) is a web-based application that helps integrate climate risk and transportation resiliency into VTrans planning process and ultimately creates a more resilient transportation network in Vermont. The TRPT, advanced through the Methods and Tools for Transportation Resilience Planning Project, 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.
Greenroads is a rating system, developed to measure and manage sustainability on transportation projects. It is intended to be a tool used by decision-makers, agencies, consultants, and contractors to enable informed design and construction decisions regarding sustainability.
STARS, the Sustainable Transportation Analysis & Rating System, is a performance-based process for developing, analyzing, rating and comparing outcome-based transportation plans and projects. There are three STARS manuals: STARS-Plan, STARS-Project, and STARS for Safety, Health, and Equity. STARS-Plan and STARS-Project allow users to gain credits toward a rating in seven categories.
The Guidelines are designed to provide a standard for sustainable infrastructure projects and spur enterprises into the processes of funding, planning, design, building, and operation.
FCC Construcción has developed SAMCEW (Sustainability Assessment Method for Civil Engineering Works) as an internal method to assess the sustainability of their civil engineering works and areas of impact. The method covers the environmental, social, and economic dimensions of the sustainable development model for the different life cycle stages of civil engineering works.
The SuRe® Standard is a rating system that promotes sustainable and resilient infrastructure through to the guidance on how to manage those aspects from both risk management and a benefit creation perspective, and starting from as early as possible in the project s life cycle. As such, the SuRe® Standard can also be used to leverage both public and private investments in infrastructure as well as to improve the characteristics of the project. It provides early on guidance on how to manage different aspects of an infrastructure project in terms of risk management and benefit creation during the project’s life cycle. It is a third party certification system, which is a key diferentiator from other tools, as it provides third party assurance of compliance with ESG criteria. Further, it is the first sustainability and resilient infrastructure standard to be an associate member of ISEAL the umbrella organization for best practices in voluntary sustainability standards.