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GBE HERACEY™ Jargon Buster
About:


Healthy,
Environmental,
Resourceful,
Appropriate,
Competent,
Effective,
Yardstick


  • HERACEY™ First announced at EcoBuild 2014
  • Sustainability is difficult to define for many people
  • HERACEY™ was coined to embrace numerous issues that collectively define Sustainability conveniently.
  • In a world where Fiduciary Rules dictates that companies have an obligation to make profits for shareholders
  • Fiduciary Rules enables the irresponsible to make #Profits before People before Planet
  • HERACEY™ enables a more responsible approach
  • If companies are made to annually report on environmental impacts as well as financial performance some of the worst behaviour may be reigned in

Healthy:

  • Healthy to manufacture, transport, handle, assemble, construct, mix, apply and cure
  • Healthy for growers, makers, menders, fixers, hackers, reclaimers, re-users
  • Healthy to be included in a building
  • Healthy methods of mixing, cleaning, preparing, priming, bonding, spacing, applying
  • Good indoor air quality
  • Not harmful to local air quality
  • Healthy to maintain, refurbish
  • Healthy to demolish, reclaim, reuse, recycle, landfill, incinerate
  • Low allergy
  • Anti-baterial
  • No-Contract reactions (dermatology, rashes)
  • Moisture permeable
  • Hygroscopic
  • Moisture Mass
  • Moisture Moderating

Environmental:

  • Deleterious material-free
  • Low-Zero ODP Ozone Depletion Potential
  • Low-Zero GHG GreenHouse Gas
  • Low-Zero GWP Global Warming Potential
  • CFC-free
  • HCFC-Free
  • HFC-Free
  • HFA-Free
  • PFC-free
  • REACH SVHC-free
  • REACH SIN list-free
  • Google Red List-free
  • Plastic-free
  • PVC-free
  • Low-Smoke
  • Low-Halogen
  • CITES Endangered and Vulnerable species-free
  • CHIP-free
  • COSHH-free
  • CDM compliant
  • RoHS compliant
  • Carbon sequestration in growth or in production (Carbon lock-up)
  • Low Embodied Energy
  • Low Embodied Carbon
  • Low Embodied Water
  • Low-zero emissions to air, land and water
  • Low-zero toxicity to air, land and water

Resourceful

  • Economically abundant materials
  • Renewable materials
  • Rapidly renewable materials
  • Reclaimed & Reused
  • Architectural Salvage
  • Construction Reclaim
  • Recyclable (uncomplicated e.g. not composites, not conglomerates)
  • Recycled (without harmful binders)
  • Recycled (without loss of properties – down-cycled)
  • Recovery of energy (avoiding pollution with incineration)
  • Recovery of nutrients (composting)
  • Recovery of materials (not incinerated and lost, not polluting)
  • Resource efficiency in production
  • Low Embodied & in use Energy
  • Low Embodied & in use Carbon
  • Low Embodied & in use Water
  • Waste efficiency in design and application
  • Repairable

Appropriate:

  • Properties to achieve ALL the required performance
  • Compatible with building use conditions
  • Compatible with Location (Earthquake, Flood tolerant)
  • Compatible with Climate (Drought tolerant, etc.)
  • Genus-loci (plant species)
  • Indigenous (plant species)
  • Local sourcing
  • Traditional trades well understood and reproducible without major skills gap.
  • Conservation quality work: compatible materials and resourceful ways of working

Competent:

  • Proper Materials (Construction Products Directive) (Building Regulations Regulation 7)
  • 3rd party accredited/certified/tested/assessed
  • Labels (Green, Healthy, Technical)
  • Compatible with adjacent materials
  • Compatible with existing construction and its Modus Operandi
  • Durable
  • Comparable life expectancy (50 or 60 years Normal)
  • Component Life Manuals (HAPM, SPON etc.)
  • Green Healthy Competent & Labelled
  • Deleterious material-free
  • Deleterious method-free
  • OR Experimental and monitored

Social: (option for HERASY)

  • Supports local economy
  • Uses local materials and products
  • Uses local labour
  • Uses craftsmen, artisans,
  • Uses hand crafted materials
  • Uses cooperative activity
  • Reinforces Healthy
  • Reinforces Environmental
  • Wellbeing
  • Avoids fly-tipping
  • Supports Local Community

Effective:

  • Natural materials
  • Bio-based materials (Carbon sequestration)
  • Rapidly renewable (Bio-based)
  • Simple production
  • Minimal manufacturing
  • Chemistry-free
  • No mixing of biological & technical (Cradle to Cradle)
  • Not Efficient (diminishing returns for more added) but Effective (Cradle to Cradle) (Step changes in returns)
  • Improves the performance or effectiveness of surrounding, surrounded or adjacent materials
  • Designed for easy assembly and easy dismantling
  • Easy to reclaim and reuse
  • Recyclable & Recycled materials
  • Buildings as Materials Banks (BAMB)
  • Evidence Based Design
  • Calculators

Yardstick:

  • Setting standards for future development
  • A Benchmark by which others to be judged
  • Calculators to determine if targets or benchmarks are met
  • GBE Incubator
  • GBE PASS Product Accessory System Screening
  • GBE Compare Building Product Comparison System
  • GBE BEST Building Element Sustainability Test
  • GBE Echo Confirmation of Manufacturer’s Self Declaration
 (NGS BRM ’14 – GBE BRM ’21)

© GBE GBC GBL NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan **
3rd March 2014 – 13th February 2021

GBE HERACEY™ Jargon Buster
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© GBE GBC GBL NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan **
3rd March 2014 – 13th February 2021

GBE HERACEY™ Jargon Buster
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GBE Jargon Busters


Detailed information to help in its delivery, HERACEY™ including:

Product accessory system material assessments

  • GBE PASS Product Accessory System Screening
  • GBE Compare Building Product Comparison System
  • GBE BEST Building Element Sustainability Test
  • GBE Echo Confirmation of Manufacturer’s Self Declaration

Dowloadable files:

More design guidance to help put all of the above into context


GBE Encyclopaedia


© GBE GBC GBL NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan **
3rd March 2014 – 13th February 2021

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