GBE CIOB Overheating (Event) G#27397

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GBE CIOB Overheating Event

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GBE CIOB Overheating Event

Build Light > Insulate Right > Solar Tight

Speaker: BrianSpecMan of

GBE Green Building Encyclopaedia

@ Venue: (Beales Hotel to be confirmed) Hatfield

@ Tuesday November (12th to be confirmed) 2019

@ Time: 

  • 6 pm Refreshments and Networking
  • 6:30-8:00 pm Presentation and Q&A

GBE Presentation Outline

Build Light > Insulate Right > Solar Tight

November 2019
Chartered Institute of Building CIOB Seminar at Hatfield
Invited to talk about buildings overheating, causes and solutions.
A highly illustrated presentation, with materials samples and books to circulate,
It will introduce:
Climate Emergency, Pledges without know-how, Energy and Carbon Targets, Local Plans,
Standard Assessment Procedure SAP and SBEM weaknesses and fudge
Building Regulations, The Performance Gap, Airtightness, Thermal bridges and Psi values
Passivhaus Planning Package PHPP
Zero Carbon Hub ZCH and their 10 years of overheating publications,
The Buildings Hub TBH and their Designer’s Guide
CIRIA TM publication
Tom Dollard’s Design to Perform Book
GBE Overheating (Issue Paper) linked pages and routes to other research
Thermal Mass and Decrement Delay, k values, density, Specific heat capacity,
Whole building calculators,
The right and wrong materials for Overheating,
Building case studies.


Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan BRM @ Build4 CAPEM Showroom CIOB CPD Overheating Event

Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan BRM @ Build4 CAPEM Showroom

Speaker Biography

  • Brian Murphy is a technician and architect by training, specification writer by choice and environmentalist by action.
  • He joined the green movement late, speaking at Green is the Colour in 1999 and joining AECB and TGR committees shortly afterwards.
  • In 2001 he launched the National Green Specification followed by the GreenSpec website in 2003.
  • 2012 saw an exit strategy from GreenSpec to create Green Building Encyclopaedia (GBE) online.
  • So far he has created 2050 pages out of 30,000 anticipated pages of GBE.
  • Brian has also written over 1000 CPD seminars on environmental construction, specification and professional practice a 9000 term jargon buster and 150 page environmental checklist (do this, avoid that).

Relevant Experience

  • Brian has written a 100 page GBE Issue Paper analysis of overheating issues and solutions

Event Presentation

GBE CPD Cover slide
Link to GBE Shop (PDF to Show)

GBE CPD Handout Page 1
Link to GBE Shop (PDF 9H to print and read)

Link to GBE Shop (PPTX to edit and show)

© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan *
7th September 2019 – 9th September 2019

GBE CIOB Overheating Event

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© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan *
7th September 2019

GBE CIOB Overheating Event
See Also:

GBE Events

GBE Slogans

GBE #Hashtags

  • #BuildLightInsulateRightSolarTight (Hashtag) G#____


GBE Books

GBE Overheating

GBE Issue paper

GBE Calculators

  • Whole building calculators
  • Insulation material > U value > Thickness (Calculator)
  • Insulation material > Decrement Delay > Thickness (Calculator)

GBE Podcast

GBE Webinar

GBE Building Case Studies

GBE Jargon Buster

GBE Jargon Buster Theme

GBE Jargon Buster Initials & Acronyms

  • GSL
  • k value
  • PHPP
  • Psi values
  • SAP
  • SBEM
  • U value

GBE Jargon Buster Words Phrases

  • Airtightness
  • Building Regulations Approved Document L (BRADL)
  • Climate Emergency
  • Decrement Delay (Jargon Buster) G#14043
  • Decrement Factor (Jargon Buster) G#14043
  • Density
  • Energy and Carbon Targets
  • Government Soft Landings (GSL) (Jargon Buster) G#1549 N#1490
  • k value
  • Local Plans
  • Passivhaus Planning Package (PHPP)
  • Pledges without know-how
  • Psi values
  • Specific heat capacity
  • Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP)
  • The Performance Gap
  • Thermal Break (Jargon Buster) G#9357
  • Thermal Bridge (Jargon Buster) G#9351
  • Thermal Mass
  • Wind Wash (Jargon Buster) G#14021

GBE Shop

GBE Issue Papers


GBE Lectures

GBE Lectures: Elements

© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan *
7th September 2019 – 9th September 2019

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