The SUSSTATION Assessment Tool is an Software to measure how sustainable an existing station or a station design is.
It helps the owner or architect to make choices when designing, constructing and maintaining stations by steering on the basis of sustainability ambitions. It can also be used in the communication with other stakeholders, such as cities and regions.
The assessment tool includes five themes as Energy, Environment, Health, Quality of Use and Future Value. Each of the five themes has three or four subsections as is illustrated in the figure. On each subtheme the station is rated on a scale from 1 to 10 (very good), thus identifying the weaknesses and strengths of the station or its design. This makes it possible to work on improvement measures objectively and improve the quality of the station. The basis of the SUSSTATION Assessment Tool is a tool for the design and assessment of sustainable buildings which has been customised for use in a station environment.
In the last 2 years the Assessment tool has been developed, trialed and tested widely around North West Europe. It is now transformed into a webbased version, which has advantages for both project teams and the software. In the webbased version project teams have access to the same assessment and automatically share the same data. An assessment can be duplicated easily in order to compare several design or refurbishment variants. Comments, which are added by the project members, are visible for the whole team. Concerning the software, the main advantage is that it can be updated easily and users always have access to the most recent version. In addition, in the webbased version different users can easily share their knowledge by inviting others to view the assessment. Once sufficient stations have been assessed, the database can also be used for anonymous benchmarking in a single country or throughout Europe.
Last modified: 30.01.2012