GBC Green Building (Calculator) G#38491

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GBC Green Building Calculator

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GBC Green Building Calculator
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GBC Introduction:

  • GBC Green Building Calculator
  • Was developed initially to help 5th year Post Graduate Student Architects to asses and compare their studio designs, and get them over the 50 mm thermal insulation threshold that text books still show.

    Whole Building, Elements, U Values, Areas, Temperatures differences, Heat loss, Element %, Fuel choice, CO2

      Whole Building, Elements, U Values, Areas, Temperatures differences, Heat loss, Element %, Fuel choice, CO2
  • To a man the part time students took it back to their offices and used it in the real world.
  • It is here in the GBE shop
  • https://GreenBuildingEncyclopaedia.uk/?p=11095
  • It proved challenging for the students but they persevered and succeeded.

GBC Green Building Calculator

  • During COVID-19 lockdown GBC decided to get it out and tidy up the inconsistencies caused by rushing week by week to create it.
  • GBC simplified many functions into their own pages and worksheets

 

GBE Green Building Calculator U To Watts To CO2 A13 BRM 210520 PNG

    GBC Green Building Calculator U To Watts To CO2 A13 BRM 210520 PNG
  • GBE have added more functionality with:
    • room by room calculator; work out size of radiators or insulate to meet a boiler size
GBE Green Building Calculator Room By Room Losses A13 BRM 250520 PNG

GBC Green Building Calculator Room By Room Losses A13 BRM 250520 PNG

    • Bill of materials, quantities, labour and costs.
  • GBE Green Building Calculator Bill of Materials Quants Costs Close Up A14 BRM 110620 PNGThe second whole building calculator for the same students was the GBE Embodied Energy, Embodied Carbon and Sequestered Carbon Calculator (EE EC SC) which is planned to merged into the first.

GBE Whole Building EE + EC + SC Calculator

    GBE Whole Building EE + EC + SC Calculator
  • The 2 files merged will allow us to do whole building assessments of U values, allow choice of materials and assessment the Life Cycle Assessment of the whole Building and experiment with alternative materials.
GBE Green Building Calculator Schedule Accommodation A13 BRM 250520 PNG

GBE Green Building Calculator Schedule Accommodation A13 BRM 250520 PNG

  • BrianSpecMan also joined an Interreg funded project to develop an LCA & EPD method and Tools, GBE intend to merge its functionality into GBC Green Building Calculator
  • CAPEM Compass is here
  • https://GreenBuildingEncyclopaedia.uk/?p=546
CAPEM Compass Home Page

CAPEM Compass Home Page

  • I was asked to advise a product designer to assist with specifications
  • On analysis of their video I insisted on doing a Psi calculation to check their U values
  • https://GreenBuildingEncyclopaedia.uk/?p=14582
  • GBE Calculator LoftZoneStoreFloorUValue Summary A05BRM100117

      GBE Calculator LoftZoneStoreFloorUValue Summary A05BRM100117
  • BrianSpecMan also did a Project with BRE on waste minimisation and recycled content and created GBE Waste Cost lite calculator I shall merge its functions into GBC Green Building Calculator eventually.
  • https://GreenBuildingEncyclopaedia.uk/?p=531

  • During Next week I will approach custodians of some datasets and tools to see if they will work with GBE to add on: to see if there will be a license cost to stick in the ‘overheads’ column.
  • GreenGauge Advanced Details (Thermal bridge & Psi values)
  • https://GreenBuildingEncyclopaedia.uk/?p=25033
  • GreenGauge Energy Consultancy Logo
  • ICE for (EE EC SC Database v3) (currently using 1.6)
  • ICE Database (Jargon Buster) G#1018 N#1037
ICE 2011 BSRIA Guide

ICE 2011 BSRIA Guide

  • During the next year GBE have 20 updates on the launch version to create or merge Including: 
  • Items mentioned above and:
  • Decrement Delay (overheating prevention)
    GBE Green Building Calculator Decrement Delay A13 BRM 250520 PNG

    GBC Green Building Calculator Decrement Delay A13 BRM 250520 PNG

 

  • The intention is to develop a low cost way into Environmental design and Specification that improves on  some aspects of BREEAM and Green Guide to Specification to avoid the greenwash and get real calculations for real buildings with real materials and real products.
  • In the mean time screenshots are being added to a page on GBE website.
  • See Right column top to see many related pages

© GBE GBC GBL NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan **
2nd June 2020 – 31st October 2020

GBC Green Building Calculator
See Also:


GBE Satellite Website


GBC Green Building Calculator


GBC Case Study


GBE Collaborate Service

  • CPD Events (Zoom/Teams)
    • Introduction to GBC V1.0.0. and V2-V20 ambitions
  • Competition Entries
    • GBC Design Review
    • GBC Questions and Answers
    • GBC Carbon Data
  • GBC Building Type Analysis (Calculator) G#38___
  • Element Analysis
  • Development of Bespoke requirements within or without GBC

GBC Building Type Analysis

  • GBC Building Type Analysis (Calculator) G#38___
  • Developer EcoHouse Type being considered

GBC Bespoke Developments

  • GBC Bespoke Developments (Calculator) G#38___
  • Cost and Carbon effective Window Upgrades being considered

GBE CPD

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GBE Past Event

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GBE Shop


GBE Video



GBE Projects


GBE Calculator

Psi calculation

WasteCost® Lite

Whole Building Calculators

GreenGauge Advanced Details

GBE Datasets

  • ICE for (EE EC SC Database v3) (currently using 1.6)
  • ICE Database (Jargon Buster) G#1018 N#1037

Thermal Mass Calculator

LCA and EPD datasets

Decrement Delay

Condensation Check


© GBE GBC GBL NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan **
31st October 2020 – 4th November 2020

GBC Green Building Calculator
See Also:


GBE Shop


GBE Equations


GBE Datasets

  • Generic Materials (Dataset)
  • Glazing G k Ug Uf Uw values (Dataset)
  • Insulation Materials k values (Dataset)
  • Secondary Elements U values (Dataset)
  • Timber Species (DatasetG#1371 N#1351

GBE Calculator


Calculators By Others


GBE Proposal


GBE Jargon Buster

Initials, Abbreviations, Acronyms:

  • AECB
  • C
  • CO2
  • CO2e
  • D&DT
  • EC
  • EE
  • FF
  • GBE GBC
  • PHPP
  • SAP
  • SBEM
  • SC
  • TSB
 Words or phrases:
  • Building Embodied Carbon
  • Building Embodied Energy
  • Building Energy Demand
  • Building Fuel demand and Carbon generated
  • Building U Value
  • CAPEM Compass (No longer)
  • Carbon lite
  • Decrement Delay Decrement Factor (Jargon Buster) G#14043
  • Design & Decision Tools
  • Element area U Value
  • Elemental section U Value
  • Embodied Carbon (EC)
  • Embodied Energy (EE)
  • Embodied Water
  • Form Factor
  • Fuel Carbon
  • Fuel Factor
  • Green Building Calculator (GBC)
  • Green Building Encyclopaedia (GBE)
  • ICE Database (Jargon Buster) G#1018 N#1037
  • Innovate UK
  • Passivhaus
  • RetScreen
  • Scale Changer
  • Sequestered Carbon (SC)
  • Shared Earth Building Embodied Carbon
  • Thermal Bridge (Jargon Buster) G#9351
  • Thermal Break (Jargon Buster) G#9357
  • Technology Strategy Board (TSB)
  • U value
  • WasteCost®Lite (by GBE)
  • Water Calculator (by AECB)
  • Whole Building Calculator 2020 (by GBE)

GBE Links

  • AECB
  • LETI
  • WRAP
  • Association of Environment Conscious Building (AECB)
  • CarbonLite
  • Innovate UK
  • London Energy Transformation Initiative (LETI)
  • Passivhaus
  • RetScreen
  • Waste Resource Action Plan (WRAP)

© GBE GBC GBL NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan **
2nd June 2020 – 31st October 2020

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