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Healthy (HBE)

  • Healthy to excavate, grow, manufacture, handle, assemble, occupy, maintain, dismantle, rebuild, reuse
  • WordPress font colour: Yellow Green
  • Apple Font colour 99CC00
  • Logo: EU Green Cross symbol for Pharmacist in a 4 x 4 grid of dots

Environmental (GBE)

  • Healthy for the planet, water, earth, air
  • WordPress font colour: Teal
  • Apple Font colour 339966
  • Slogan: A shrinking violet, a little green round the edges and less violet everyday
  • Current logo: hexagonal grid, light outer and dark inner green balls, central violet ball
  • Interpretation: Violet problem, 6 core solutions, connected with encyclopaedia

Resourceful (RBE)

  • Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, Recover, Reclaim, Rebuild
  • WordPress font colour: Amber
  • Apple Font colour FF9900
  • Logo: development of the triangular Mobius Loop recycling symbol in dots

Appropriate (ABE)

  • The right solution to the all the right questions
  • WordPress font colour: Olive
  • Apple Font colour 999900
  • Logo: A square bolt in a square hole. Could be round or hexagonal bolt and hole

Competent (CBE)

  • Proper materials used properly. Alternative meaning = Safe
  • WordPress font colour: Purple
  • Apple Font colour 990099
  • Logo: Simple bottom based static triangle 4 dot wide bottom, packed, 1 dot wide top

Effective (EBE)

  • Interpretation:
    • Significantly better than efficient (diminishing returns with more input)
    • Effective sees increasing returns for more input
    • Ideally effective should see step changes in returns for more input
  • WordPress font colour: Burnt Orange
  • Apple Font colour 993300
  • Logo:
    • Cradle2Cradle ‘Effective’ diagram in a 4 x 4 grid of dots)
    • Or development of it with step changes

Yardstick (YBE)

    • Ruler, Measure, Benchmark by which to judge a thin
    • Interpretation: Setting rules, the following of which, will result in HERACEY® buildings
    • WordPress font colour: Greyish Blue
  • Apple Font colour 666699
  • Logo:
    • Simple straight line of dots, positive diagonal in a 4 x 4 grid of dots
    • Positive diagonal lozenge(s) in a 4 x 4 grid of dots

Bio-Based (BBE)

  • Plant and wood based carbon negative building technology
  • WordPress font colour: Orange
  • Apple Font colour FFCC00
  • Logo: Tree and root system symbol in a 4 x 4 grid of dots

National Green Specification (NGS)

  • Green specification service adhering to HERACEY®
  • WordPress font colour: Green
  • Apple Font colour 339900
  • Logo: 4 x 4 grid of green dots 3 tones of green top right weighting some dots missing

Green Building Specification (GBS)

  • One out put of NGS
  • WordPress font colour: Turquoise
  • Apple Font colour 33CCCC
  • Logo: 4 x 4 grid of dots, left column of dots and horizontal rows next to dots
  • Interpretation: clause numbers and clauses titles/clauses

Architectural Specification Writing Services (ASWS)

  • Non-green specification services still competent appropriate effective
  • WordPress font colour: Plumb
  • Apple Font colour CC99FF
  • Logo: 4 x 4 grid of violet balls 1 replaced by green ball top right weighted

Green Expert System (GES)

  • Definition: hierarch of many questions and answers to one appropriate solution
  • WordPress font colour: Mid tone blue
  • Apple font colour: 3366FF
  • Logo: 4 x 4 grid of balls with positive diagonal bottom left to top right, light bl to darker tr

Healthy (HBE) Yellow Green:

  • Healthy to manufacture, transport, handle, assemble, construct, mix, apply and cure
  • Healthy for growers, makers, menders, fixers, hackers, reclaimers, re-users
  • Healthy to be included in a building
  • Healthy methods of mixing, cleaning, preparing, priming, bonding, spacing, applying
  • Good indoor air quality
  • Not harmful to local air quality
  • Healthy to maintain, refurbish
  • Healthy to demolish, reclaim, reuse, recycle, landfill, incinerate
  • Low allergy
  • Anti-bacterial (materials and finishes)
  • Contract reactions-free (dermatology, rashes)
  • Moisture permeable
  • Hygroscopic
  • Moisture Mass
  • Moisture Moderating
  • Indoor Air Quality
  • External Air Quality
  • Products of Combustion
  • Health and Wellbeing standards and assessment methods (WELL, BBA)
  • Avoidance of Plastics

Environmental (GBE) Teal

  • Deleterious material-free
  • Low-Zero ODP Ozone Depletion Potential
  • Low-Zero GHG GreenHouse Gas
  • Low-Zero GWP Global Warming Potential
  • CFC-free
  • HCFC-Free
  • HFC-Free
  • HFA-Free
  • PFC-free
  • REACH SVHC-free
  • REACH SIN list-free
  • Google Red List-free
  • Plastic-free
  • PVC-free
  • Low-Smoke
  • Low-Halogen
  • CITES Endangered and Vulnerable species-free
  • CHIP-free
  • COSHH-free
  • CDM complient
  • RoHS complient
  • Carbon sequestration in growth or in production (Carbon lock-up)
  • Low Embodied Energy
  • Low Embodied Carbon
  • Low Embodied Water
  • Low-zero emissions to air, land and water
  • Low-zero toxicity to air, land and water

Resourceful (RBE) Amber

  • Reuse of buildings
  • Economically abundant materials
  • Renewable materials
  • Rapidly renewable materials
  • Reclaimed & Reused
  • Architectural Salvage
  • Construction Reclaim
  • Recyclable (uncomplicated e.g. not composites, not conglomerates)
  • Recycled (without harmful binders)
  • Recycled (without loss of properties – downcycled)
  • Recovery of energy (avoiding pollution with incineration)
  • Recovery of nutrients (composting)
  • Recovery of materials (not incinerated and lost, not polluting)
  • Resource efficiency in production
  • Low Embodied & in use Energy
  • Low Embodied & in use Carbon
  • Low Embodied & in use Water
  • Waste efficiency in design and application
  • Repairable
  • Circular Economy
  • Designed for easy assembly and easy dismantling
  • Easy to reclaim and reuse
  • Recyclable & Recycled materials
  • Buildings as Materials Banks (BAMB)
  • Product Passports
  • Assessment Standards (Ska)
  • REAP
  • Design to reduce Waste
  • Historic Buildings
  • Retrofit, Refurbishment
  • Waste Reduction, Management
  • Repurpose

Appropriate (ABE) Olive

  • Properties to achieve ALL the required performances
  • Compatible with building use conditions
  • Compatible with Location (Earthquake, Flood tolerant)
  • Compatible with Climate (Drought tolerant, etc.)
  • Genus-loci (plant species)
  • Indigenous (plant species, materials)
  • Local sourcing
  • Traditional trades well understood and reproducible without major skills gap.
  • Conservation quality work: compatible materials and resourceful ways of working

Competent (CBE) (Safe) Purple

  • Proper Materials (Construction Products Directive) (Building Regulations Regulation 7)
  • 3rd party accredited/certified/tested/assessed (BBA, ETA, Kitemark)
  • Labels: Green, Healthy, Technical) (White Swan, Blue Angel, natureplus)
  • Labels: Energy (Passivhaus, Energy plus)
  • Labels: Healthy
  • Labels: Technical (Cares, FIRA, Certifire)
  • Compatible with adjacent materials (Matrix)
  • Compatible with existing construction and its Modus Operandi
  • Durable
  • Modes of failure
  • Comparable life expectancy (50 or 60 years Normal)
  • Component Life Manuals (HAPM, SPON etc.)
  • Green Healthy Competent & Labelled
  • Deleterious material-free
  • Deleterious method-free
  • OR Experimental and monitored

Effective (EBE) Burnt Orange

  • Natural materials
  • Bio-based materials (Carbon sequestration)
  • Rapidly renewable (Bio-based)
  • Simple production
  • Minimal manufacturing
  • Chemistry-free
  • No mixing of biological & technical (Cradle to Cradle)
  • Not Efficient (diminishing returns for more added) but Effective (Cradle to Cradle) (Step changes in returns)
  • Improves the performance of surrounding, surrounded or adjacent materials
  • Thermal breaks
  • Proofing: Water, gas, moisture, air, noise, insects, heat, cold
  • Designed for easy assembly and easy dismantling
  • Easy to reclaim and reuse
  • Recyclable & Recycled materials
  • Buildings as Materials Banks (BAMB)
  • Multi-functional
  • Multi-purpose
  • Multi-properties
  • Value Engineering Opportunities (inbound)
  • Enhanced performance

Yardstick (YBE) Greyish Blue

  • Setting standards for future development, products, systems, buildings
  • A Benchmark by which others to be judged
  • Aspirational (Not BRE Green Guide Sector Average/Generic)
  • Comparing existing systems
  • GBE Collaborate (See 3rd right column)

Bio-Based (BBE) Orange

  • Rapidly renewable materials
  • Plant based materials
  • Renewable materials
  • Timber based materials
  • Timber building
  • Carbon sequestrations
  • Properties

Green Building Encyclopaedia (GBE) Teal

  • The current website
  • To be edited (colour coded) in preparation for split
  • two versions of each internal link: GBE internal link and satellite link
  • Website copied to create satellite websites, pages deleted and 301 redirects made

National Green Specification (NGS) Green

  • The organisation bringing this all together
  • Links to and from to the other websites

Green Building Specification (GBS) Turquoise

  • Products with environmental credentials
  • Robust Specification Work Sections
  • Robust Specification Clauses
  • Specifications only website
  • Links to and from to the other websites

Architectural Specification Writing Services (ASWS) Plumb

  • Products that may not have high environmental credentials
  • Robust Specification Work Sections
  • Robust Specification Clauses
  • Specifications only website
  • Links to and from to the other websites

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27th August 2018 – 27th April 2019

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GBE Colour Codes

  • Healthy (HBE) Yellow Green
  • Environmental (GBE) Teal
  • Resourceful (RBE) Amber
  • Appropriate (ABE) Olive
  • Competent (CBE) (Safe) Purple
  • Effective (EBE) Burnt Orange
  • Yardstick (YBE) Greyish Blue
  • Bio-Based (BBE) Orange
  • National Green Specification (NGS) Green
  • Green Building Specification (GBS) Turquoise
  • Architectural Specification Writing Services (ASWS) Plumb

Satellite Websites (other logos are in development)

GBE Colour Codes

  • Healthy (HBE)
    • Healthy to excavate, grow, manufacture, handle, assemble, occupy, maintain, dismantle, rebuild
    • Yellow Green
    • (EU Green Cross symbol for Pharmacist in a 4 x 4 grid of dots)
  • Environmental (GBE)
    • Healthy for the planet, water, earth, air
    • Teal
    • (Current logo hexagonal grid of light outer and dark inner green balls, central violet ball)
    • Violet question, 6 core solutions, reaching into the encyclopaedia
  • Resourceful (RBE)
    • Refuse, Reduce, Reuse, Repair, Recycle, Recover, Reclaim, Rebuild
    • Amber
    • (development of the triangular Mobius Loop recycling symbol in dots)
  • Appropriate (ABE)
    • The right solution to the all the right questions
    • Olive
    • (A square, round or hexagonal bolt in a square, round or hexagonal hole)
  • Competent (CBE)
    • Proper materials used properly. Alternative meaning = Safe
    • Purple
    • (Simple bottom based static triangle 4 dot wide bottom, packed, 1 dot wide top)
  • Effective (EBE)
    • Significantly better than efficient (diminishing returns with more input) Effective sees step changes in returns
    • Burnt Orange
    • (development of C2C Effective diagram with step changes in a 4 x 4 grid of dots)
  • Yardstick (YBE)
    • Setting rules, following which will result in HERACEY® buildings
    • Greyish Blue
    • (Simple straight line, measure, positive diagonal in a 4 x 4 grid of dots)
  • Bio-Based (BBE)
    • Plant and wood based carbon negative building technology
    • Orange
    • (Growing plant or tree and root symbol in a 4 x 4 grid of dots)
  • National Green Specification (NGS)
    • Green specification service adhering to HERACEY®
    • Green
    • (4 x 4 of green dots 3 tones of green top right weighting)
  • Green Building Specification (GBS) 
    • One out put of NGS
    • Turquoise
    • (4 x 4 grid left column of dots and horizontal rows next to dots)
  • Architectural Specification Writing Services (ASWS)
    • Non-green specification services still competent appropriate effective
    • Plumb
    • (4 x 4 grid of violet balls 1 replaced by green ball)
    • Shrinking violet, green round the edges, a little less violet every day
  • Green Expert System (GES)

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GBE Collaboration

Detailed information to help in its delivery, HERACEY™ including:

Product accessory system material assessments

  • GBE Collaborate (Navigate) G#2892
  • GBE Collaborate (Navigate) G#16513
  • GBE Collaborate Services (Navigation) G#3026
  • GBE Incubator (Collaborate) G#899 N#919
  • GBE PASS Product Accessory System Screening G#515 N#533
  • GBE Compare Building Product Comparison System (Collaborate) G#968 N#989
  • GBE BEST Building Element Sustainability Test G#514 N#532
  • GBE Echo Confirmation of Manufacturer’s Self Declaration G#1122
  • GBE PASS Product Accessory System Screening
  • GBE Compare Building Product Comparison System
  • GBE BEST Building Element Sustainability Test
  • GBE Echo Confirmation of Manufacturer’s Self Declaration

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© GBE NGS ASWS BrianMurphy aka BrianSpecMan
27th August 2018 – 27th April 2019