Integration of building assemblies and materials scorecard (BAMS) and Rating Tools

Learning from initiatives such as the Green Guide in the UK and MRPI in the Netherlands, BAMS uses Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) to ensure consistent and science-based evaluation of building assembly construction options and provide potential for its integration with the building energy rating tools for a more comprehensive environmental assessment of the impacts of the built environment.

The project explores the role of embodied energy in the current new housing market, identify general issues with incorporating embodied energy outcomes into rating tools and identify specific issues for integration with FirstRate5 and the BAMS methodology.


Start By 1 September 2010
Completed By 1 September 2011
Funding Government Tender
Funding: Sustainability Victoria
Researcher(s) Paula Arcari, Usha Iyer-Raniga, James Wong
Program Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures
Location(s) Melbourne – Australia