The Sustainable Design Assessment Process

The Sustainable Design Assessment in Planning Process (SDAPP)

An overview of the Sustainable Design Assessment Process with respect to an Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) Policy's criteria and objectives.

An explanation of trigger criteria, requiring applicants to submit an assessment, as well as, the relevant tools necessary which may be used to support an assessment.


The Built Environment Sustainability Toolkit or BESS is the main SDAPP toolkit for planning applicants.

BESS can be found at please take 20 minutes to register for this tool and have a look at it.

You can also download and read the BESS Tool User Guide


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