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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News

BESS v1.6.0 is live - check out the latest update bess.net.au/about/release-…
This weekend BESS will be upgraded to v1.6.0. BESS will be unavailable but will be better than ever on Monday.
Welcome Bayside cIty councils. Now subscribers to BESS.
First BESS Domestic and BESS Advanced Training sessions of 2019 now available. Visit bess.net.au/support/traini… for dates
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