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  • EBC DHC: Existing Building Checklist: Decent Homes Checklist
  • EBC HIC: Existing Building Checklist: Home Improvement Checklist
  • EBC BAC: Existing Building Checklist: Building Adaptation Checklist
  • EBC GDC: Existing Building Checklist: Green Deal Checklist

GBE Checklist About

NBC New Build Checklist

BrianSpecMan started the checklist during specification projects as a briefing document to promote alternatives to the design team, it grew progressively larger on each project.

The checklist was added to during environmental consultancy projects to offer greener alternatives to the specified materials, it grew progressively greener on each project.

The checklist was added to whilst lecturing and critiquing students submissions, in many cases misuse of words, misunderstanding of principles and the mixing of principles required feedback to the students, it grew progressively more detailed with each student and year.

The checklist was then added to GreenSpec website where it was intended to act as a basic primer to introduce better environmental choices in conventional construction, new construction methods and sometimes old construction methods with a new twist.

It disappeared in a major update of the GreenSpec website.

It is being brought back into use, updated and broadened in scope and content here in the Green Building Encyclopaedia.

It has two major components:

  • Specification work section (trades and elements) related checklist
    • This is organised in Specification order (CAWS like NBS but with added sections not in NBS)
  • Other issues checklist

Checklist (Template)

Each work section is divided into numerous sub topics:

See template content below:

  • Problem:
  • Misunderstanding:
  • Solution:
  • Consider:
  • Avoid:
  • Minimise:
  • Substitute:
  • Health & Wellbeing:
  • Safety:
  • Precautionary principle:
  • Resource Efficiency:
    • Reduce:
    • Reclaim:
    • Reuse:
    • Recycle:
    • Recover:
  • Waste Issues:
    • Waste Category
    • Hazardous waste
    • Waste statistics
    • End of Life options
  • Appropriateness:
  • Competence:
  • Effectiveness:
  • Yardstick:
  • Maintenance issue:
  • Information sources:

Additional content in Template:

See Also:

© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan
16th December 2012 – 8th January 2017

GBE Checklist About

GBE EBC DHC Checklist
Existing Building Checklist: Decent Homes Checklist

This checklist was written out of frustration at the lack of joined up thinking in Goverment expenditure.

1 million properties were refurbished under this sheme to become ‘Decent’ but not ‘Sustainable’, meaning when GreenDeal finally gets underway it will probably undo and redo much of the work done under Decent Homes generating more materials waste and wasted effort.

With the GreenDeal Tsunami just over the horizon this checklist becomes all the more important, so there is a need to bring it online.

And then give it an update. 

Refurbishment Checklist: Decent Homes PDF

Page on website (Free)

GBE EBC BAC Checklist
Existing Building Checklist
Building Adaptation Checklist

Dr Jerry Harrall has developed low energy adaptations to reduce the energy demands of existing buildings and new build under the banner ‘Greening The Box’ there are Evidence Based Case Studies to substantiate these projects to be written and published.
There is new checklist content to be derived from this work, as soon as permitted, this checklist will be updated.

© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan
2004 – 16th December 2012 – 8th January 2017

GBE Checklist About

GBE EBC HIC Checklist
Existing Building Checklist
Home improvement Checklist

GBE EBC BRC Checklist
Existing Building Checklist
Building Refurbishment Checklist

GBE EBC OIC Checklist
Existing Building Checklist
Other Issues Checklist

GBE EBC GDC Checklist
Existing Building Checklist
Green Deal Checklist

  • With the Green Deal Tsunami just over the horizon the Refurbishment checklist becomes all the more important, so there is a need to update the decent homes checklist and bring it online.
  • I have not written this yet, it probably needs to be done and similar issue to Decent Homes will arise
  • In the mean time look at the Decent Homes Checklist

GBE EBC RFP Checklist
TSB Retrofit for the Future Programme Checklist

7 learnings from the retrofit for the future programme

Marion Baeli Book 20 Case Studies

© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan
12th January 2013 – 8th January 2017

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