GBE Product Initial Assessments G#13848

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GBE Product Initial Assessments

GBE Product Initial Assessments
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Possible services to prove the green credentials of products or materials ingredients.

These services are carried out in conjunction with Dr Andrew Norton of Renuables under the protection of non-disclosure agreements.


GBE Material/Ingredient Check

Simple service to analyse the individual ingredients of a product or material recipe carried out against EcoInvent Material Inventory.

Where there are binding agents that are made by another, they will need to disclose all of their ingredients too.

If there are any finishes, printing or coating they must also be included.

REACH, RoHS and Materials Safety Data Sheet MSDS content needs to be included.

This will indicate if there are any unexpectedly high impact ingredients in the mix.

With this information GBE will be able to determine if the Product is right for inclusion in GBE.

The manufacturer(s) could not make any robust claims in literature about results of this analysis.

A quick look at material ingredients only, to get some individual impact figures together: £500.


GBE LCA Life Cycle Analysis

Full analysis of all materials in ingredients and percentages in mix, manufacturing processes and packaging.

LCA Life Cycle Analysis carried out in SimaPro software and EcoInvest materials inventory.

Since some raw materials are a waste product in another manufacturing process the correct LCA procedure is to analyse the other manufacturing process and allocate a proportion of those processes impact to those ingredients.

All energy consumptions of machinery or heat in theirs and your processes need to be included.

With this information yourself and GBE will be able to determine the relative impacts of all your ingredients and processes.

If any look higher than expected you may then be able to consider making changes to the recipe or packaging and other potentially improvements.

Look into a more detail and prepare a brief report: £2,000.

All of this is very data dependent and if you or your suppliers cannot get data on energy use and materials, waste, packaging, etc. then it will be more costly.


GBE EPD Environmental Product Declaration

With all of this you will be in a position to substantiate your environmental claims and make public declarations and disclosures of your results.

Your recipe can remain secret but the results of the analysis can be made public

EPD Environmental Product Declaration with full presentation report on LCA: £10,000

All of this is very data dependent and if you or your suppliers cannot get data on energy use and materials, waste, packaging, etc. then it will be more costly.


GBE Product Initial Assessments on Green Building Encyclopaedia with links to pages with more details about these services.


If you wish to take any of these further please contact Brian Murphy
01733 238148  07973 281024  BrianSpecMan@icloud.com


© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan
25th November 2016 – 5th December 2016

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© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan
25th November 2016 – 5th December 2016

GBE Product Initial Assessments
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Dr Andrew Norton

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© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan
25th November 2016 – 5th December 2016

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