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GBE DeTox G#794 N#816

By 19 February 2014August 25th, 2016Collaboration, GBE DeTox, Services

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GBE DeTox uses GBE LCA results to help manufacturer’s improve their products.

Having carried out a GBE EPD‘s Life Cycle Assessment the resulting data can be manipulated using GBE Marginal Analysis to determine the impacts of all of the individual ingredients to determine which have the highest impacts; this information can then be used to selectively replace the highest impact ingredients with alternative materials with lower impacts.

GBE is working with Peter Ruifrok using with over 8000 known materials and their impacts to identify the materials to be replaced with alternatives.

GBE DeTox uses a number of existing databases with detailed information on individual materials and chemicals to identify the worst offenders and identify other materials to consider for their replacements.

The manufacturer must then experiment with the alternatives to find the optimum performance with lower impacts.

This process can help in the REACH Regulation drive to remove unhealthy chemicals from manufacturing.

GBE Individual Impacts come out of GBE LCA Life Cycle Analysis and are used for two important activities:

GBE Marginal Analysis to understand the relative impact of all the individual ingredients or parts e.g. products, packaging, inputs, outputs, plastics, chemicals,

GBE Individual Impacts Calculation and disclosure of individual impacts used in literature and calculations e.g. Embodied Carbon, Global Warming Potential, Sequestered Carbon

GBE Product Improvement Using GBE Marginal Analysis GBE assist the manufacturer to improve the product by minimising quntities of high impact ingredients or packaging and replacing them with lower impact materials or energy sources.


GBE LCA are based on hard and fast facts based on actual quantities reciep percentages and known material impacts, usually from ‘cradle’ (excavation from earth, extraction from plantations, etc.) to factory gate after manufacture.

EPD add onto the LCA from Factory Gate to Grave (including: construction, in use phase and end of life, landfill, recovery of energy (combustion) or nutrients (composting)) all of which is outside the realms of facts since they all occur in the future and based on current normal or best practice and some speculation.

GBE PASS Product Assembly System Screening

GBE use PASS to screen out the materials that have the highest environmental impacts and more importantly to identify the materials that have least impact and have a substantial contribution to make in use.

GBE PASS is used to select the Products that are then promoted in GBE Product Page

Results of GBE LCA and GBE EPD can be recorded in GBE Product Data Sheet schedules and GBE Robust Specification clauses.

All of these results can be recorded in BIM-ready GBE CAD files promoted from GBE Product Page

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
4th March 2013 – 25th August 2016


See Also:

GBE Jargon Buster

  • Allocation
  • BIM-ready GreenSpecCAD files
  • Chemicals
  • Chemicals Secretariate (ChemSec)
  • ChemSec
  • Cradle (excavation from earth, extraction from plantations, etc.)
  • Cradle to factory gate
  • ECHA
  • Embodied Carbon
  • Environmental Product Declaration
  • EPD
  • European Chemicals Agency
  • European Waste Catalogue
  • EWC
  • Global Warming Potential
  • Factory Gate to Grave
  • Inputs
  • impact
  • Individual Impacts
  • LCA
  • Life Cycle Analysis
  • Marginal Analysis
  • Moniterisation
  • Outputs
  • Packaging
  • Product Assessment Screening System
  • Plastics
  • Products
  • REACH Regulations
  • Sequestered Carbon
  • SIN List Substitute It Now List
  • SVHC Substances of Very High Concern
  • Toxlist


  • Architect’s don’t need LCA

GBE Links

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
23rd Feb 2013 – 14th October 2015

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