Comparative aspects

Adaptive method

Other assessment methods

Items formulation

Type of emendation

Possibility of changing certain parts in the assessment items formulation for the different versions according to their different circumstances, besides linking those parts by variations affecting them.

Ability of changing the overall formulation of the items when issuing new versions, without determining certain changeable parts in those items.

Multiplicity of available alternatives

Possibility of putting more than an alternative to assess items requirements that buildings may succeed when achieve any of them, taking into account linking their rigor level with their corresponding obtained scores.

The items requirements are pre-defined and there is no ability to evaluate alternatives to achieve them. Local codes may be added as alternative assessment for some items in the international versions, but only when they are equal to the rigor level of the assigned ones, which is impossible for almost all of them.

Items assembling


Covering all items that can be exposed to for any place, building and different circumstances, to help just deleting from them rather than adding new ones. GBC method follows the same idea with the dissimilarly in the collected items number between the two methods.

Contain specialized items in the local methods, which can’t be proper for the different places. While the international versions contain only general limited items that should be at any place.

Contained experience

All experiences are gathered from different methods with an ability to add more within the additional field. While, the GBC method doesn’t have the possibility of adding new items, even of innovative.

International versions are emptied from a lot of experiences, effort and time spent in the formation of their originals, so repetition in effort may appear when configuring them to local versions, with the ability of experiences conflict between original and local experts.