Description of type
Strategic guidance: Strategic-‐level guidance regarding the implementation of sustainable practice.
Management and/or reporting: Guidance for management approaches & initiatives, &/or guidelines for reporting on sustainable practice.
Design guidance / data specific: Provides
specific detail to inform infrastructure design or assessment calculations.
Assessment / indicator framework: Outlines a set of sustainability indicators.
Standard: Outlines a specific process for an industry or sector to follow, in the form of a recognised industry standard.
- Note that more than one type or theme may apply.
- Note that the summaries provided have not been reviewed by the owners/developers of the standards/guidelines. These summaries are for information only, giving an indication of the types of tools available. Users will need to refer to the tools and associated websites to determine usage rights.
|Strategic guidance||Management and/or reporting||Design guideline/data specific||Assessment/indicator framework||Standards||General sustainability||Carbon/climate specific||Sector specific||Other||International||National||Local|
|Access for the poor and excluded: Tariffs and subsidies for urban water supply||WaterAid||Y||Y||Y|
|Agenda 21 for Sustainable Construction in Developing Countries||International Council for Research and Innovation & UNEP International Environment Technology Centre||Y||Y||Y|
|Civil Engineering Standard Method of measurement Carbon & Price book||Franklin+Andrews||Y||Y||Y|
|Climate Change Adaptation Guidelines||Infrastructure Sustainability Council Australia||Y||Y||Y|
|Design Manual for Roads and Bridges||Highways Agency||Y||Y|
|Design Manual for Urban Roads & Streets Ireland||Department for Transport, Tourism & Sport, Ireland||Y||Y||Y|
|Embodied Carbon - The Inventory of Carbon and Energy||G Hammond & C Jones, ed.F Lowrie & P Tse||Y||Y||Y|
|Environmental and Social Impact Assessment Guidelines||World Business Council for Sustainable Development||Y||Y||Y|
|Environmental Reporting Guidelines: Including mandatory GHG emissions reporting guidance||Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs, UK Government||Y||Y||Y|
|Environmental, Health & Safety General Guidelines||International Finance Corporation, World Bank||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|Equator Principles||Equator Principles Financial Institutions||Y||Y|
|Fact Sheet 18 - Embodied CO2 of UK cement, additions and cementitious material||British Cement Association||Y||Y||Y|
|Greenhouse Gas Assessment Workbook for Road Projects||Transport Authorities Greenhouse Group||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|Guidance Notes on Services for the Urban Poor: A Practical Guide for Improving Water Supply and Sanitation Services||Water and Sanitation Program (World Bank)||Y||Y||Y|
|Guide to sustainable procurement in construction||Construction Industry Research and Information Association||Y||Y||Y|
|Guidelines for Climate Proofing Investment in the Transport Sector||Asian Development Bank||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|High Performance Building Guidelines||City of New York Department of Design & Construction||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|High Performance Infrastructure Guidelines||City of New York Department of Design & Construction (in partnership with the Design Trust)||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|Hutchins UK Building Blackbook: the Cost & Carbon Guide||Franklin + Andrews||Y||Y||Y|
|Industry as a Partner for Sustainable Development:||United Nations Environment Programme & other partners||Y||Y|
|International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors & Fuel Cycles||INPRO||Y||Y||Y|
|ISO 14000 Environmental Management||International Organisation for Standardisation||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|ISO 26000 Social Responsibility||International Organisation for Standardisation||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|ISO 31000 Risk Management||International Organisation for Standardisation||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|ISO standards on sustainability in buildings and civil engineering works||International Organisation for Standardisation||Y||Y||Y|
|Issue Briefs, Facts and Trends for Powering a Sustainable Future||World Business Council for Sustainable Development||Y||Y||Y|
|Performance Standards on Social & Environmental Sustainability||International Finance Corporation, World Bank||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|Planning for Sustainability - A Handbook for Water and Wastewater Utilities||United States Environmental Protection Agency||Y||Y||Y|
|Port Authority of New York - Sustainable Infrastructure Guidelines||Port Authority of New York & New Jersey||Y||Y||Y|
|Project Sustainability Management II||International Federation of Consulting Engineers||Y||Y||Y|
|Sustainability - CIBSE Guide L||CIBSE||Y||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|Sustainability of Construction works||European Committee for Standardisation||Y||Y||Y|
|Sustainability Reporting Guidelines||Global Reporting Initiative||Y||Y||Y|
|Sustainable Aviation Resources Guide||Sustainable Aviation Guidance Alliance||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|Sustainable Reconstruction in Disaster- Affected Countries||Skat & UNEP- SBCI||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|Sustainable Transport Initiative: Operational Plan||Asian Development Bank||Y||Y||Y|
|Sustainable Urban Site Design Manual||City of New York Department of Design & Construction||Y||Y||Y||Y|
|The Green Guide to Specification||BRE (Authors: Anderson, J., Shiers, D. and Steele, K)||Y||Y||Y|
|The Project Sustainability Logbook||International Federation of Consulting Engineers||Y||Y||Y|
|World Development Indicators||World Bank||Y||Y||Y||Y|