G#525 N#545 GBE Jargon Buster Sources

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Glossary of Terms, Classifications, Initials, Abbreviations and Acronyms

  • I have assembled a large glossary of terms from my own braindumps plus a number of other sources
  • I have attempted to seek permission for their use but so far have only had a few replies.
  • Some of the sources no longer exist but I caught them before they disappeared.
  • There are over 9000 terms, phrases, classifications, abbreviations and acronyms

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Sources for terms, abbreviations and acronyms:

  • ASWS Architectural Specification Writing Services 1980s
  • Brian Murphy was ASWS, National Green Specification and GreenSpec now GBE & NGS Ltd.
  • BS 7543:1992
  • Database for use in School Projects Cherrington ‘97 (no link can be found)
  • SEDA Scottish Environmental Design Association:
  • design and detailing for airtightness
  • design and detailing for deconstruction,
  • design and detailing for toxic chemical reduction in buildings
  • Peterborough Residential Design Guide circa 2000
  • NaturePlus 2002
  • The Product, Functional Unit and Reference Flows in LCA, Environmental News No. 70 2004, DEPA
  • In general, conformity with the terminology of the ISO standards (the 14040-series) has been sought.
  • BRE IP 2/05 Modelling and Controlling Interstitial Condensation in Buildings. 2005
  • UNEP   See: Environment and Trade — A Handbook ‘05
  • Sustainable Design and Construction March 2005
  • The London Plan (Spatial Development Strategy for Greater London) Draft Supplementary Planning Guidance 2005
  • Elma Durmisevic Transformable Building Structures 2006
  • Building Energy Glossary ‘06
  • DANTES Demonstrate And Assess New Tools For Environmental Sustainability ‘05-‘06
  • Australian Carpet Classification Scheme GECA 07-2006
  • Energy Star 2007
  • Ecos Trust: Printed newsletter Renews 17
    • http://www.ecostrust.org.uk/jcms/  (link lost)
  • Hastoe HA Housing Association website:
    • http://www.greenstreet.org.uk/glossary.php (sadly no longer)
  • CIRIA Guide RP656 Design for Deconstruction Bill Addis (BrianSpecMan was on steering roup)
  • BrianSpecMan critique of BRE Green Guide (BrianSpecMan ’08)
  • ERFMI LCA publication 2008
  • UKWAS ‘08
  • GreenSpec Glossary:
    • http://www.greenspec.co.uk/building-design/glossary-of-green-building/
  • GBE & Ecological Building Systems & Ired: Specifications:
  • GBE J P14 Wind/Air Tightness Systems (Specification) 2009,
  • GBE J A94 AirtightnessTesting (Specification) 2009
  • GBE J A95 Infra-red Thermographic Surveys (Specification) 2009
  • BrianSpecMan & BCT Bat Conservation Trust: Biodiversity & Low to Zero Carbon Building 2010
  • Builder Hampshire Directory ’10
    • http://builder.hampshire-dir.co.uk/BuildingJargon.aspx (Gone)
  • GBE and Ska Ratings EAM (Ska ’09 and GreenSpec ’10)
  • GBE, RDE & JGA meeting (GreenSpec ’10)
  • GBE, BLP, HAPM, BPG, CLM 2010
  • EIA Glossary USA (date?)
  • HSE website REACH regulations 2010
  • E Colomba (LCA Specialist 2010)
  • CRR (2010)
  • GreenSpec and John Bullock Lighting Design
  • John Laing PPP & PFI
  • Children and young people involvement in formal meetings;
  • EU SME publication 2011
  • (REGULATION (EU) No 305/2011)
  • NGS & CAP’EM project definitions 2010
  • Passipedia 2011
  • 2011 Guardian News and Media Limited
  • 2 Degrees 2011
    • http://i.2degrees.info/CmpDoc/2008/4840/52865_essentials.greendeal.dm.edit.pdf (link lost)
  • BBA 2011
  • Power of the Sun Photovoltaic energy BPVA 2011
  • Glossary of Engineering Technology (via a student, source unknown; humour)
  • European Economic and Social Committee (EESC) 2011 Catalogue No.: EESC-2011-01-EN/FR/DE/ES 2012
  • RICS draft information paper – Methodology for the calculation of embodied carbon as part of the life cycle carbon emissions for a building 2012
  • CPA Guidance Note on the Construction Products Regulations Version 1 ’12
  • NHS National Health Service , HIS Health Information Systems, Design Guides
    • http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/DH_4118956 (Archived)
  • © NHBC Foundation. July 2012
 Understanding overheating – where to start.
  • Written and published by Richards Partington Architects on behalf of the NHBC Foundation ISBN 978-1-84806-279-5
  • Britta Riley a Garden in my Apartment (TED talk)
  • EPA Environment Protection Agency (USA)
  • 1 IPCC Third Assessment Report Working Group I: The Scientific Basis
  • 2 IPCC Third Assessment Report Working Group III: Mitigation
  • 3 NASA’s Earth Observatory library
  • 4 UNFCCC glossaries
  • 5 Energy Information Administration’s Energy Glossary
  • 6 IPCC Third Assessment Report Working Group II: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability
  • 7 Energy Information Administration’s Energy Efficiency Glossary
  • 8 IPCC Fourth Assessment Report Working Group II: Impacts, Adaptation, and Vulnerability
  • 9 FEMA Extreme Heat Glossary
  • 10 US Climate Change Science Program. Coastal Sensitivity to Sea Level Rise: A Focus on the Mid-Atlantic Region 11 National Weather Service Glossary
  • 12 UN LDC criteria
  • 13 IPCC Fourth Assessment Report Working Group 1: The Physical Science Basis
  • 14 EPA Heat Island Effect Glossary
  • 15 US Climate Change Science Program. Preliminary Review of Adaptation Options for Climate Sensitive Ecosystems and Resources
    • http://www.epa.gov/epahome/exitepa.htm (link lost)
  • CAP’EM Compass Jargon Buster (PRé 2013)

Other sources not included here (mostly):


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
13th December 2012 – 27th November 2015
Links tested 27th November 2015

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Other sources not included here (mostly):


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
13th December 2012 – 27th November 2015
Links tested 27th November 2015

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