CASBEE for Cities

CASBEE for Cities

Organization

Promotion Council of Low Carbon Cities (PCLCC), Institute for Building Environment and Energy Conservation (IBEC)

Type(s) of Tool

Rating Systems

Sector(s)

Urban Planning

Lifecycle Phase(s)

Project Planning, Concept Design, Detailed Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance

Open Source

Yes

Language Availability

English, Japanese

Country of Origin

Afghanistan

Date of Development

2011

Version

v.2015

Description

The Comprehensive Assessment System for Built Environment Efficiency (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.

Tool Outcome

Depending on the outcome of the measurement of quality criteria against the environmental load of cities, the evaluation process results in one out of five ratings: Superior (S), Very Good (A), Good (B+), Fairly Poor (B-) and Poor (C), with each grade represented by a certain BEE value. Besides the certification, the application of CASBEE for Cities can also help in understanding the actual conditions of cities and their progress toward more sustainable development.

Sustainability Criteria

The tool measures the sustainability of cities across the following criteria:
– Nature conservation
– Local environment quality
– Resource recycling
– CO2 sinks
– Living environment
– Social services
– Social, industrial & financial vitality
– Emission trading

Contact Information

casbee-info@ibec.or.jp