The Built Environment Sustainability Tool is used to assess and improve the sustainability performance of neighbourhoods. It supports an integrated and responsive approach to achieving sustainable neighbourhoods. The tool is based on a holistic approach to addressing sustainability and includes social, economic and environmental criteria. It is easy and low-cost to use and is suitable for use with communities, local governments and non-government and development agencies.
The manual shows you how you can use the BEST to assess neighbourhoods and propose and test interventions to improve their sustainability performance. It guides users on how to follow a standardised methodology and protocols in order to carry out accurate assessments. There are also online and live courses on the BEST. Further information on these are available here.