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About NGS National Green Specification
NGS launched in 2001 and set out its agenda, which included creating Green Building Encyclopaedia and Green Building Specification.
NGS’s first major output was GreenSpec website launched in 2003.
In 2009 NGS also uploaded 300 CPD, Specification and other information files to Scribd in USA to see if this information was of wider interest, >265,000 reads to 01/05/2014 suggests it is.
In 2012 NGS has set off on a third major output and established a separate website to:
- Continue with its original quest: Green Building Encyclopaedia including:
- GBE Checklist
- GBE Jargon Buster
- Show Healthy Environmental Resourceful Appropriate Competent Effective Construction
- Develop a Yardstick to judge these by
- Promote Products that meet these ambitions and filter those that do not
- GBE 6 CORE PAGES from which your literature can be down loaded by users
- GBE PRODUCT PAGES
- GBE ACCESSORY PAGES
- GBE SYSTEM PAGES linking products and accessories to manufacturers, suppliers and installers
- GBE MANUFACTURER PAGES
- GBE SUPPLIER PAGES
- GBE INSTALLER PAGES
- Provide a delivery system for:
- Over 800 Environmental Construction NGS CPD seminars
- 100s of GBS ROBUST SPECIFICATIONS
- And a whole lot of other information
- Out of 31,000 pages planned, 1920 have already been created, so it’s only scratching the surface so far.
- NGS are pleasantly surprised by the NGS WEBSTATS, which confirms the approach described here is working.
- 2450 page views per day, 100,000 page per month, 1,000,000 page views in 12 months
NGS SERVICES TO MANUFACTURERS & SUPPLIERS:
6 CORE PAGES: you choose which apply to your part of the supply chain; you don’t need to have all of them.
One process NGS PRODUCT DATA COLLECTION collects data manually, which then automatically feeds into and creates:
- NGS PRODUCT DATA SHEETS, (PDF to download)
- NGS PRODUCT PAGE SCHEDULES for an enhanced PRODUCT PAGE
- NGS MANUFACTURER PAGE SCHEDULES for an enhanced MANUFACTURER PAGE
- NGS SUPPLIER PAGE SCHEDULES for an enhanced SUPPLIER PAGE
- NGS OUTLINE SPECIFICATIONS to download from PRODUCT PAGE
They are not essential for an NGS PRODUCT PAGE but make the NGS PRODUCT PAGE significantly more useful to NGS users, which were expressly requested by a previous GreenSpec user survey.
What is the cost of these NGS SERVICES? (All prices include VAT)
6 CORE PAGES are basic page £60 each, enhanced pages are £120, document uploads are £6 each (free to users) Data Collection £300, Data Schedules added to Pages £60 each
All linking to the relevant pages of the NGS ENCYCLOPAEDIA are at NGS expense, to enrich the users experience of the website to ensure they understand and know how to exploit the special properties of the products.
ADDITIONAL NGS MANUFACTURER & SUPPLIER SERVICES
Other services that NGS can offer include:
- NGS LITAUDIT Literature Audits to identify missed opportunities find and replace Green wash and review claims for validity.
- NGS MARKETING can help to write technically sound environmental claims to meet those promotional opportunities
- NGS LITERATURE can be designed and created to promote the environmental aspects of a product, can include 3D images to explain details.
- NGS CLASSIFY determines and reports on product literature and samples classification within office information systems
- NGS GROUP COMPARISON TABLE & CONCLUSIONS REPORT compares products in the same application based on KPI, EPI and SPI (Key, Environmental and Social Performance Indicators), ranking them and providing average and best in-group scoring.
- NGS ECHO ISO 14021 manufacturer’s self-declarations & statements review
- NGS ROBUST SPECIFICATIONS: Product/Accessories/System/Workmanship/Waste/EOL clauses (minimum £250)
- NGS BEST Building Element Screening Test checking competency, compatibility, etc.
- NGS BEACON: Building Element Assembly Code Number, unique codes for elemental assemblies
- NGS SWMP: Site Waste Management Plan Checklist data for tender submissions
- NGS FM Specifications: In use maintenance specifications
- NGS ENDOF: End of Life Scenarios,
- NGS PRODUCT PASSPORT: Reuse potential
- NGS LCA: Life Cycle Assessment using CAP’EM’s ILCD LCA
- NGS IMACTS: Individual Impacts to include in literature, e.g. Embodied energy, Embodied Carbon, etc.
- NGS DETOX: LCA Marginal Analysis and proposed replacements of ingredients of product or packaging
- NGS EPD: Environmental Product Declaration using CAP’EM EPD
What is the cost of these additional NGS SERVICES?
These are bespoke and are priced on a job-by-job inspection and quotation basis.
This page to be read with:
- NGS ABOUT
- NGS Specification Sales to Architects
- NGS Manufacturer 6 Core pages
- NGS Manufacturer 6 Core pages Example Costs
- NGS Services Excel Budget Calculator
- NGS Manufacturer Page Example
- NGS 3D VIEW Picture This
- NGS Supplier Document Download Webstats
- Tel: 01733 238148
- Mob: 07973 281024
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