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Circular Economy ZWS SEDA Event

Circular Economy in Construction Conference

Organisers: Zero Waste Scotland and Scottish Ecological Design Association

One of many Speakers: BrianSpecMan of GBE Green Building Encyclopaedia

@ Venue: The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation, High School Yards, Infirmary Street EH1 1LZ

@ City: Edinburgh

@ Date 24th October 2019

@ Time: 9:30 -16:00

GBE Presentation Outline

Invited to speak about Circular Economy, presentation will introduce:

  • Eco-labelling of Materials
  • Materials Passports
  • Buildings as Materials Banks BAMB 2020 project,


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 steering 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, etc.).


Product Material Passports (CPD) G#30129

GBE CPD Handout


Related topics not being presented:

  • Waste Aware Scotland WAS and Zero Waste Scotland ZWS
  • Design and Specification publications
  • GBE Waste Hierarch 42Rs,
  • GBE Circular Diagrams,
  • Cradle to Cradle C2C principles,
  • C2CN Network Interreg Project,
  • BRE, CIRIA, WRAP, NISP, CRWP waste reduction activity
  • Design for Assembly DFA,
  • Design for Deconstruction DFD,
  • Design to Reduce Waste DRW,
  • Z20 Fixing and Fastenings F&F,
  • Book on Reuse of Materials in Building, ZedFactory Projects,
  • UEA Enterprise Building project materials mapping
  • Paola Sassi research work,
  • ICE Demolition Protocol,
  • Earth Exchange,
  • Materials Exchanges,
  • Architectural Salvage,
  • Construction Reclaim, websites.
    GBE will update all Resourceful CPD files and update or publish them on GBE.

© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan *
8th September 2019 – 29th October 2019

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© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan *
8th September 2019 – 29th October 2019

Circular Economy ZWS SEDA Event
See Also:

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  • Circular Economy ZWS SEDA (Event) G#27448 (this page)

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  • DFD
  • DRW
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  • Fixing and Fastenings (F&F)
  • Product Passport (Jargon Buster) G#1097 N#1115

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By others:

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  • A39 Packaging Waste Management Minimisation
  • C13 Building fabric Survey/Pre-demolition/Pre-Alteration Audit
  • C20 Demolishing Structures/Deconstruction Resource Recovery
  • C90 Alteration Spot Items
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  • Building with Reclaimed Materials
  • CPD (About) G#456 N#462
  • Circular Diagrams,
  • Design to Reduce Waste
  • Material Exchange 4 Specification (CPD) G#308 N#309 %%%
  • Reclaim Reuse Specification (CPD) G#316 N#317
  • Surveys Tests Analysis (CPD Lecture) G#389 N#390
  • Waste Colour Code (CPD) G#409 N#410
  • Waste Containers (CPD) N#411
  • Waste Cost Reduction (CPD) N#412
  • Waste Distribution Centre (CPD) N#414
  • Waste Hierarch 42Rs (CPD)
  • Waste Hierarchy 2011 (CPD) G#414 N#415
  • Waste Hierarchy 2012 (CPD) N#416
  • Waste Images Skips (CPD) N#417
  • Waste Refurbishment Hierarchy (CPD) N#418

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© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan *
8th September 2019 – 29th October 2019

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