Using the Green Building Decision Matrix

Included as part of your Green Building Decision Kit is a tool that can help guide your decisions using important information YOU PROVIDE about what is MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU. This tool is called the Green Building Decision Matrix. You tell the Matrix what areas you are most focused on and input information you glean from your research. The Matrix analyzes the data using the weighting process based upon what is most important to you. It then develops a prioritized, ranked listing of the building components you are considering that best meet your criteria.

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The Matrix comes with many building products already listed and detailed; but you can add products and/or change the included product information. Based on the information detailed for each product, it is ‘scored’ using green performance factors. The products are grouped according to the construction phase they are associated with (just as you find in the Information Pages).

The Matrix is fully compatible with Microsoft® Excel® versions 97, 2000, 2003, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019, 2021, and Excel 365. This Excel file uses macros that will need to be enabled. You will need to have Excel (or a compatible spreadsheet program) installed on your computer.

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