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HVAC Conference 2017 Overheating Solutions Abstract

HVAC Conference 2017 Overheating Solutions Abstract

Proposal for paper submitted today 7th February 2017

Possible title:

Overheating real problems and real solutions. Hint: it’s not HVAC

Possible sub-title:

Build Light, Insulate Right, Solar Tight

After 10 years of research and endless publications Zero Carbon Hub understood all but the most important issues related to overheating. BRE’s contribution to the NHBC publication on overheating showed a serious misapplication and misinterpretation of Infrared thermography. Between them the recommendation to clients is to require the designers to address overheating in their designs. In the absence of the whole set of solutions the designers only have the tools to solve the easily understood and easily or not so easily solved problems. The missing piece of the puzzle is well understood by the Greenies and green manufacturers, so whilst it is missed by mainstream, it remains a fringe benefit and 20% of housing suffers from overheating.

GreenDeal, ECO, ECA and ETL were ill equipped with wrong materials, products and installers to solve this.

Bonfield is prompting the follow up to GreenDeal and ECO; its time to get up to speed.

Who should attend?

Architects, Technicians, Surveyors, M&E Engineers, D&B Contractors, Clients, Self-builders, Facilities & Property Managers, Energy Performance Contractors, GreenDeal Providers, ECO Installers.

© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan
7th February 2017

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
30th May 2016 – 20th February 2017

HVAC Conference 2017 Overheating Solutions Abstract

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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 1950 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).

Brian’s Issue paper on Overheating is 80 pages long and addresses 200 sub-topics, it has an executive summary, many case studies, lots of theory and lots of practical examples.

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© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
7th February 2017 – 20th February 2017

HVAC Conference 2017 Overheating Solutions Abstract
See Also:

GBE Abstract

GBE Issue Paper

GBE Defects



  • Air and Wind Tightness
  • Carbon
  • Energy
  • Overheating
  • Wind and Air Tightness


Handout PDfs

GBE Library

GBE Jargon Buster


  • Overheating
  • Urban Design (Jargon Buster Theme) G#1392 N#1366


  • Decrement Delay (Jargon Buster) G#14043
  • Decrement Factor (Jargon Buster) G#14043
  • Thermal Mass
  • Opaque External Fabric
  • Lightweight construction
  • Heavyweight construction

GBE Shop G#10800

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
7th February 2017 –  20th February 2017

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