About BESS

The Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard (BESS) is an assessment tool created by local governments in Victoria. It assists builders and developers to show how a proposed development demonstrates sustainable design, at the planning permit stage.

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For Planning Permit Applicants

BESS is easy to use and free of charge. It can assess residential, non-residential and mixed-use developments. Attach a BESS report to your planning permit application and show how your development meets sustainable design objectives.

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For Councils

BESS is designed specifically to support the Sustainable Design Assessment in the Planning Process (SDAPP) framework, providing a consistent and streamlined process for Councils and planning permit applicants.

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New BESS Domestic and BESS Advanced Training sessions now available. Visit bess.net.au/site/support/t… … for dates
Welcome Yarra Ranges and Greater Geelong cIty councils. Our latest subscribers to BESS.
Honoured and proud to receive a Highly Commended in the #MAVTech18 Awards for Excellence last night. Thanks… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
BESS now has over 1000 live users! Great to be part of such an engaged community of ESD advocates.
We are working on a revised training program for BESS. Keep an eye on the website - dates coming soon.
BESS v1.5.1 goes live - check out the latest tweaks and fixes to the BESS tool here bess.net.au/about/release-… We'd l… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
Just a heads up, we're running two more BESS training sessions in the coming weeks. Go to bess.net.au/support/traini… to book your spot,
Congrats @CASBEcouncils for being a #PSAwards17 finalist. An honour for BESS to be part of the story. @Viccouncils @SustainVic
New BESS Advanced Training sessions now available. Visit bess.net.au/site/support/t… for dates
Dr Dominique Hes: "teach a person to love their environment and they will both thrive" #MAVenviro
Don't need to 'tackle climate change'. Need to 'tackle vested interest groups. @RDNS_TAI #MAVenviro
Dr Richard Denniss from The Australia Institute talking about the politics of climate change at #MAVenviro https://t.co/Gyn48TgmcR