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B£ST: Benefits Estimation Tool - valuing the benefits of ...

B£ST: Benefits Estimation Tool - valuing the benefits of ...

B£ST: Benefits Estimation Tool

Update: ciriabest was first produced and released as a spreadsheet tool in 2015 ('BeST') and updated in 2019 ('B£ST'). In 2023, ciriabest was converted to an online, spatial tool rendering the older versions obsolete and customers are advised that W047AF B£ST will no longer be available from Friday 31 May 2024.

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B£ST is a tool that provides a structured approach to evaluating a wide range of benefits from blue-green infrastructure (particularly SuDS and natural flood management) often based upon the overall performance of the chosen intervention. It follows a simple structure, commencing with screening and qualitative assessment to identify the benefits to evaluate further. Where feasible, it provides support to help quantify and monetise the potential benefits and can help underpin collaborative working.

On completion of the evaluation, the tool provides a series of graphs and chart to present the benefits based on ecosystem services (ESS) and triple bottom line (TBL) criteria

Other outputs from the project include

W047b B£ST Guidance - Guidance to assess the benefits of blue and green infrastructure using B£ST (Release 5.1.1 20/09/19)

W047c BEST Comparison Tool - enables the comparison of more than one assessment (Release 3.01 12/02/19)

Click here for further information on B£ST including literature reviews, presentations and case studies

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