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Transparency (Jargon Buster) G#960 N#980

By 24 August 2014April 21st, 2020Code, Encyclopaedia, Entries, Jargon Buster
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Transparency Jargon Buster

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Transparency Jargon Buster
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Transparency (Literal)

One of a number of characteristics of a materials that permits light to pass through it.
Depending on the level of transparency the view through the material will vary from completely clear image, silhouette, or blurred image to no light or image at all.
The scale of transparency ranges from transparent (e.g. clear glass) through transluscent (e.g. frosted glass) to opaque (e.g. metal)
See Also: Chroma, Colour, Finish, Gloss level, Hue, Iridescence, Opacity, Reflectance, Refraction, Reflection, Saturation, Texture, Tone, Translucency, Transparency.
(NGS BRM ‘10)


Transparency (metaphorical)

A characteristic missing from BRE’s Green Guide to Sustainability, BRE’s Environmental Profiling
(NGS BRM ‘11)


Building Transparency

  • What does Transparency mean for Construction?
  • three perspectives on transparency
  • how it will impact professionals within the construction and property sector.

‘Losing control, earning authority’

  • Corporates can no longer “control the message” and how social media has opened up new channels for organisations and for their customers and other stakeholders
  • (Paul Wilkinson of pwcom a niche consultancy specialising in public relations, marketing and social media for business’s working in the architecture, engineering, construction and property sectors.
  • Paul also co-founded Be2Camp, a community focused on applying Web 2.0 tools and techniques to the needs of the Built Environment.
  • In 2005, he wrote a book on construction collaboration technologies, anticipating the emergence of BIM as a force for change in the industry).

Honest Buildings

  • Through sharing information freely and showcasing great building projects delivered the world over, the bar for building performance will be raised globally.
  • (Nick Katz, Ex UK Green Building Council; Ex Senior Sustainability Advisor for Colliers International; Head of Market Development Europe for Honest Buildings. ’13)

‘Transparency in third party relationships’

  • Reprisk, the leading provider of business intelligence on environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks, will present case studies relating to companies and projects worldwide, offering solutions for potentially huge social benefits to individuals, businesses and communities as well as the economic benefits for early adopters.
  • A transparent sector can reduce waste in public budgets, enables fairer competition in the private sector and increased opportunities for investors.
  • RepRisk monitors criticism of companies and projects worldwide and provides business intelligence on Environmental, Social, and Governance violations.
  • (Stella Kenway is a Strategic Analyst, UK Market, for RepRisk AG, a Swiss company that supports corporations and financial institutions in the areas of risk governance and due diligence).

© GBE NGS ASWS BrianMurphy aka BrianSpecMan
29th May 2013 – 21st April 2020

Transparency Jargon Buster
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Clear Float Glass

False illusion: no battens, no membranes just glass tiles and overheating

False illusion: no battens, no membranes just glass tiles and overheating


© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan *
29th May 2013 – 21st April 2020

Transparency Jargon Buster
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GBE Jargon Buster

Initials

  • BIM
  • Be2Camp
  • ESG
  • FPT
  • LCA
  • UK GBC

Entries

Literal

  • Chroma
  • Colour
  • Finish
  • Gloss level
  • Hue
  • Iridescence
  • Opacity
  • Reflectance
  • Refraction
  • Reflection
  • Saturation
  • Texture
  • Tone
  • Translucency
  • Transparency

Metaphorical

  • Building Information Modelling Management (BIM)
  • Building Transparency
  • Corporates
  • due diligence
  • early adopters
  • environmental, social and governance (ESG) risks & violations.
  • Full Product Transparency (FPT)
  • Honest Buildings
  • LCA Life Cycle Analysis/Assessment (JBT) G#1338 N#1325
  • LCA Life Cycle Analysis Assessment (Jargon Buster) G#688 N#710
  • Losing control, earning authority
  • Raising the bar
  • Reprisk,
  • risk governance
  • social media
  • Transparency
  • Transparency in third party relationships
  • UK Green Building Council (UK GBC)
  • Web 2.0 tools and techniques

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© GBE NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan *
29th May 2013 – 21st April 2020

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