Characteristics of the SBAT
- The tool has been designed to be easy to use and criteria are based on good practice sustainable building planning, design and operation principles.
- SBAT criteria and reporting are designed to enable building users, building owners and developers, government and communities, who are critical to sustainable building performance, to be involved in assessing and setting targets and then ensuring that these are being achieved.
- The tool encourages a responsive approach where local needs and opportunities are prioritized and addressed within a broad sustainability framework.
- The SBAT is particularly appropriate for developing countries as it addresses issues such as employment, health and education as well as environmental issues such as energy, water and waste.
- Resource use
- Products and services
- Local economy
- Social cohesion