Full description
The aim of ciriabest is to enable robust business cases to be made to give confidence to decision makers in the value of such projects to society, the environment and the economy.

For any project, quantification of the costs and benefits are required to justify investment of time and resources in its implementation.

Investment plans and approaches to collaborative projects and partnership funding should be underpinned by good evidence on the impact and evidence of benefits.

There is growing impetus to understand the ecosystem services provided by blue-green infrastructure (BGI) and the contribution it can make to financial, natural, manufactured, social and human capital as part of the capitals approach to accounting.

Blue and green infrastructure can be defined as a series of strategically planned networks of natural and semi-natural areas. These networks are increasingly being implemented in towns and cities - to enable communities to adapt to the impacts of climate change, to provide resilience to extreme weather and to improve the quality of places that people live and work. BGI also provides an array of multiple benefits including for example: improved health and well-being; reduced flood risk; improved air and water quality; natural cooling; enhanced biodiversity and carbon sequestration.

Such benefits are unfamiliar items to add to balance sheets which are designed for more traditional infrastructure projects. It is difficult to express the value of many of these benefits in monetary terms without an extensive trawl through the literature - making them difficult to include in a financial, economic or commercial business case.

Using ciriabest to compile data makes assessing the benefits of blue-green infrastructure quicker and easier, without the need for full-scale economic inputs. ciriabest is an online, spatial tool which guides the user through the benefits estimation process. It uses an impact pathway process to ensure benefits are valued in the context of their location. It draws on hundreds of sources of up to date, peer reviewed data and evidence and is regularly updated.

ciriabest provides a robust method to estimate the monetary value of a range of benefits that are not normally quantified. Rather than assigning fixed values, ciriabest encourages the user to think about the level of confidence they have in the data they have used, and the value assigned to the benefits in the context of the project.
Value proposition
ciriabest saves time, effort and money in making business cases and funding bids, while providing confidence for decision makers and transparency to stakeholders in the current and future value of blue-green infrastructure projects.
Payment conditions
To access and use ciriabest, you need to sign into your CIRIA account (or follow the prompt to create an account or reset username/password if needed) via our website www.ciria.org and place an Order for ciriabest at the CIRIA online bookshop available at https://www.ciria.org/CIRIA/Books/Bookshop.aspx.
The Order will be accepted on receipt of payment of the Charges.
When your Order is accepted, a contract between you and us will be created (the Contract).
We reserve the right to accept or reject your Order at our discretion. If we are unable to accept your Order, we will notify you as soon as possible. Following acceptance of your Order, you you will receive a link to access ciriabest.
Your Contract to use ciriabest will last for the period set out in the Order (Contract Term). The Contract Term will expire automatically at the end of the period set out in the Order unless you place a new Order via the CIRIA online bookshop. You will pay the Charges in connection with your Order as described in the email accepting the Order, which may be either: in advance using your credit card, debit card, or any other acceptable method of payment, as set out on the CIRIA online bookshop; or CIRIA shall provide an invoice payable by you within thirty (30) days from receipt (Due Date). The Charges are stated exclusive of VAT.
Any personal information you provide to us as part of the registration process, or your use of ciriabest and the Results will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy available at https://www.ciria.org/About/Privacy_policy.aspx.
Full terms and conditions of use of ciriabest can be found here: https://www.ciria.org/About/ciriabest-terms-and-conditions-.aspx
Product pricing

700.00 Rate: yearly

Delivery time
Solution implementation

Coming soon