Accession Number : ADA293235

Title :   Environmental Knowledge Base Project. Phase 1.

Descriptive Note : Rept. no. 1,

Corporate Author : STOTTLER-HENKE ASSOCIATES BELMONT CA

Personal Author(s) : Stottler, Richard H.

PDF Url : ADA293235

Report Date : 31 MAR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 46

Abstract : The purpose of the Environmental Knowledge Base (EnvKB) project is to reduce the environmental impact of facilities by providing to Designers, Operators, and Builders, environmental impact assessments and considerations during their design and decision making process. The EnvKB project consists of three different but related products - Designer EnvKB, Operator EnvKB, and Builder EnvKB. Each software tool interacts with a different user. First year efforts have focused on the Designer EnvKB and have produced a Phase II prototype, initial beta, second beta, and final beta version. The final beta version contains the ability to produce relevant design considerations, similar cases of good environmental design, environmental impact evaluations, and a design process map. Designer EnvKB primarily lacks material environmental information with which to generate evaluations, and design features with which to generate relevant design considerations along with the associated cases. These shortfalls will be addressed in the second year with increased data entry. Second year activities will also include the development of Operator and Builder versions.

Descriptors :   *ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT, *KNOWLEDGE BASED SYSTEMS, TEST AND EVALUATION, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, DATA PROCESSING, INPUT, ENVIRONMENTS, DECISION MAKING, MATERIALS, FACILITIES, PROTOTYPES, OPERATORS(PERSONNEL), POLLUTION, ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT STATEMENTS.

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies
      Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE