The green guide to specification: an environmental profiling by Jane Anderson, David Shiers, Mike Sinclair

By Jane Anderson, David Shiers, Mike Sinclair

How are you going to inform if the fabrics and parts you're specifying have a low environmental effect? an entire life-cycle evaluation is a posh, time-consuming and costly method; the environmental rankings summarised during this consultant supply a brief and straightforward manner for designers and specifiers to evaluate their recommendations. The relative environmental functionality of over 250 fabrics and parts were assessed during this advisor, utilizing rigorously researched, quantitative facts derived from the BRE Environmental Database. quite a lot of substitute necessities are supplied for:. В· partitions. В· ground syst. learn more... the golf green consultant to Specification an Environmental Profiling procedure for construction fabrics and elements; Contents; Foreword; Acknowledgements; The Authors; half 1 creation; half II: find out how to use the golf green advisor to Specification; half III: eco-friendly advisor rankings; half IV: Appendices; Appendix 1: normal notes in terms of using particular fabrics and specific environmental matters; Appendix 2: labored instance of the new release of a eco-friendly consultant ranking for an inner wall specification. Appendix three: creation of a BRE Environmental Profile for a fabric utilizing the BRE Environmental Profiles MethodologyAppendix four: BREEAM case examine; Appendix five: ameliorations in environmental matters from earlier versions; Contacts and additional details; References; Index

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When roofing mem- paving slabs are used and the membrane is not exposed to branes are replaced or repaired, the insulation, decking the elements. 43 Fossil Fuel Depletion Ozone Depletion Human Toxicity to Air and Water Waste Disposal Water Extraction Acid Deposition Ecotoxicity Eutrophication Summer Smog Minerals Extraction Cost £/m2 Recyclability Recycled Currently Energy Saved by Recycling A A A A A A A A A A A A 60±90 60 C A C A Concrete tiles, battens, sarking felt, on timber roof structure with insulation between rafters A A A A A A A A A A A A 37±62 60 C A C B Double skin profiled roof, coated aluminium inner and outer skin, insulation on steel roof structure A A A A A A A A A A A A 60±75 40 A B B A Double skin profiled roof, coated aluminium outer skin, steel inner skin, insulation on steel roof structure A A A A A A A A A A B A 60±75 40 A B A A Double skin profiled roof, coated steel, insulation on steel roof structure A A A A A A A A A A C A 45±70 25 B B A A Double skin profiled roof, mill finish aluminium outer skin, galvanised steel inner lining, insulation on steel roof structure A A A C A A B A A A A A 60±85 40 B A A A Double skin profiled roof, mill finish stainless steel outer skin, galvanised steel inner lining, insulation on steel roof structure A A A C A A B A A A A A 90±112 40 A A A B Double skin profiled roof, mill finish aluminium profiled outer skin, coated steel liner, insulation on steel roof structure A A A A A A A A A A B A 55±80 40 A B A A Fibre cement slates, battens, sarking felt on timber roof structure with insulation between rafters B A B A A A A B B B A A 47±75 30 C A C C Polymer/resin bonded slates, battens, sarking felt on timber roof structure with insulation between rafters C C C A C A A C C C B A 52±81 35 C C C C Slates, battens, sarking felt on timber roof structure with insulation within rafters A A A A A C A A A A A C 70±100 60 C A A B Element Recycled Input Climate Change Clay tiles, battens, sarking felt on timber roof structure with insulation between rafters `Traditional' pitched roofs Typical Replacement Interval Summary Rating ROOFS 44 HIGH-MASS ELEMENTS Traditional roofing materials such as clay and concrete impact of pitched roofs is relatively small, so ratings shown tiles and slate score well.

To mental profiles of, say, a type of carpet with a particular reflect this process and to make the task of the specifier tiled floor finish. more straightforward, floor finishes and coverings have been grouped into the following product types: Many floor finishes are normally fitted or laid with underlays or backings to provide good wear and an even surface n Hard floor finishes, including timber, sheet and tile materials and timber finishes n Soft floor finishes, including carpets and mattings and these have been taken into account where appropriate.

For further details see Appendix 4. 29 EXTERNAL WALLS Appendix 4 provides further information on BREEAM n Cladding and masonry construction assessment. n Cladding and framed construction, including `industrial shed' specifications Division of external wall specifications into subsections The clear-glazed areas of curtain walling systems do not External wall specifications have been arranged into four offer enough thermal resistance Ð they have therefore generic groupings in order to make access to information been included as window elements.

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