Green Matrix by Ratcliff

green-matrix.jpgRatcliff is an architectural firm that will turn 100 next year. Their internal Committee for Environmental Design Resources has developed this cross referencing web tool, for designers in the realm of the built environment. Although not visually rich (like Treehugger) it does contain a wealth of sources of information for understanding and implementing greener architecture. Being a matrix it has a rank of five topics on one side, with names that mere mortals can follow, such as site, water, energy, materials, and indoor environment. The other axis is a bit more industry specific: pro-forma, master planning, pre-design, schematic design, design development, construction documents, and construction/post occupancy. Click on the junction that unites any two topics and a host of related resources appear.The navigation is a little quirky but no doubt as one gets used to it, all becomes clear. ::Green Matrix

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