CASBEE Family and tools
CASBEE is comprised of assessment tools tailored to different scales: construction (housing and buildings), urban (town development) and city management. These tools are collectively known as the CASBEE Family.
Tools for urban scale
1) CASBEE for Urban Development (CASBEE-UD)
CASBEE-UD covers groups of buildings; it considers the human effort involved and effects of groups of buildings that improve the environmental performance of an urban area as a whole. For convenience, CASBEE tools used for housing and buildings are referred to as "building-scale CASBEE" to distinguish them from CASBEE-UD.
CASBEE-UD is based on the concept of building-scale CASBEE and is one of the expanded CASBEE tools, developed with reference to the Q3 (Outdoor Environment on Site) and LR3 (Off-site Environment) assessment items of CASBEE-NC. However, CASBEE-UD is developed for partial or whole groups of buildings and it focuses on the phenomena that can occur as a result of building conglomeration. It is also a standalone system, independent of the building-scale CASBEE. CASBEE-UD excludes the interior of buildings from assessment (although there are exceptions in some assessment items). Therefore, this configuration makes it possible to use CASBEE-UD to assess a development area as a whole, while building-scale CASBEE assesses the environmental performance of individual buildings within the designated area.
2) CASBEE Community Health Checklist
CASBEE Community Health Checklist is a type of software used to assess the healthiness of communities. The checklist conforms to the assessment system based on the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) of the World Health Organization (WHO). Communities are evaluated from the viewpoints of both "removal of function-disabling factors" and "sufficiency of encouraging factors for activities and participation."