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GBC Development Versions (Calculator) G#38792

By 31 October 2020May 3rd, 2021Calculators, Encyclopaedia, Files, Whole Building
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GBC Development Versions Calculator
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GBC Development Versions Calculator

(11 versions over 12 months or less)

Worksheets Scope of phased development Versions
About A description of what GBE Green Building Calculator is, how it started and how it has developed Launch Version 1.1
FeaturesBenefits What is does and how that helps users Launch Version 1.2
Development Aid memoir for development Launch Version 1.3
Phased Development Prices This page: What is included in the launch version of GBE Green Building Calculator and GBE’s suggested development order: Subject to user survey Launch Version 1.4
Instructions Read these if GBE Green Building Calculator is not intuitive (it probably won’t be if you have not done a U value calculation before) Launch Version 1.5
Revisions A record of updates to GBE Green Building Calculator to enable an audit trail through the development process Launch Version 1.6
Project Revisions Not part of GBE Green Building Calculator

For oxymeprime crossfit users record keeping on design projects

Launch Version 1.7
Whole Building Whole Building: The start of GBE Green Building Calculator

Input page: Sizes, Areas and Volumes, hours of operation, design temperatures, inside and out

Launch Version 1.8
Schedule of Accommodation Schedule of Accommodation Room by Rooms

Input page: more specific than whole building if required; Areas and volumes, hours of operation, design temperatures, inside and out

Launch Version 1.9
Room By Room Heat Losses Input and Output page:

Room by room heat loss calculator to determine Boiler size, radiator or underfloor heating requirements,

Developed to help designer to make the insulation thicknesses or window specifications to match a boiler capacity when it’s a tight fit

Launch Version 1.10
Form Factor Results page:

Analysis of Form Factor and optimal U values to respond to them

To help designers see the importance of compactness, or the consequence of fragmentation of the building volume, on the energy consumption

See Update 2.3 

Launch Version 1.11
Building Elements Input page: simple yes/no

Building Elements and secondary-elements are selected from readymade lists of 29 Elements and 12 Secondary Elements to match the scope of the project

Launch Version 1.12
Building Element Areas Input and output page:

Building Elements and secondary-elements: their dimensions are added by user and their areas are automatically calculated.

Launch Version 1.13
Multiple Size Building Element Areas Input and output page:

Since windows and doors come in a multitude of sized then a GBE Green Building Calculator schedules allows you to incorporate them all

Launch Version 1.14
U values Etc. Energy Targets Results page:

Allows the users to compare and choose between Building Regulations Part L, other national regulations or standards, LETI, AECB carbonLite, Passivhaus, EnerPHit, EAMs, etc.

including: U values, Airtightness, Form factors, Elevational window %.

Launch Version 1.15
Insulation Thicknesses Input and output table: Information Resource: Quick look up table

Users apply the chosen U value targets from the previous worksheet

GBE Green Building Calculator automatically displays the thickness of different k valued insulation materials needed to meet U values targeted in each element.

Launch Version 1.16
Decrement Delay Insulation Thickness Input and output page: (incomplete at launch)

Automatically see what thickness of different k valued insulation materials is needed to avoid overheating on summer

See Update 2.1

Launch Version 1.17

Version 3.1

Legend Information Resource:

A list of terms used in GBE Green Building Calculator with some explanation of their meaning in a tabulated format

Potential link to GBE Jargon Buster pages

Launch Version 1.18
Elements Input and output page: Yes/No then choose from drop down menu, followed by automatic cell population

Allows the user to populate and assemble elements by choosing their combination of functional components and then choosing the materials for each component.

Components are in the right sequence but it may needs some know-how to choose the right one (Update 3 will help with readymade assemblies)

Costs of insulation and windows are added here to help persuade architects and clients to spend money on insulation and higher performance windows and glazing.

Launch Version 1.19
Bill of Materials Quantities Costs Input and output page:

Allows user to cost plan their Building with a Bill of materials, quantities, labour and costs based on building fabric only so far.

It will be reliant upon users interrogating recent tender rates or building price books

Services are planned to be addressed in update 1.4-1.7 (unless users say otherwise)

Non-external envelope components are planned to be developed in Phase 5.4 (unless users want it sooner)

See Update 1.2 & 1.3

Launch Version 1.20
Resistances Information resource: An essential part of U value calculations

interrogated by GBE Green Building Calculator: Elements

Launch Version 1.21
Conductivities of Materials Information resource: An essential part of U value calculations

Started building a dataset of materials with performances to add to and populate GBE Green Building Calculator: Elements

Launch Version 1.22
Products Information resource: An essential part of U value calculations

Started building a dataset of products with performance and costs to add to and populate the GBE Green Building Calculator: Elements

Launch Version 1.23
Secondary Elements Materials Performance Costs  Information resource: An essential part of U value calculations

Started building a dataset of products with properties performance and costs to add to and populate the GBE Green Building Calculator: Elements

Launch Version 1.24
Element Summary Result page:

Element Summary compares calculated elemental U values with user chosen or target U values

Launch Version 1.25
U value to Watts to CO2 Results page:

GBE Green Building Calculator works out energy losses from each element and secondary-elements to give total losses or demands

GBE Green Building Calculator works out each element and secondary elements total demands as %s of the whole

Allows comparisons to be made by the user to prompt reconsideration of earlier decisions

E.g. To potentially spend more money on insulation or better windows to reduce running costs

Launch Version 1.26
In Use carbon Input and output page:

By choosing the fuel source the GBE Green Building Calculator works out the CO2 generated In use

Launch Version 1.27
Fuel Carbon Factor Information resource:

The information source for fuels carbon factors for the previous calculation

Needs regular updates from Defra

Launch Version 1.28
Cost per m2 This is a converter: not part of the GBE Green Building Calculator

If the information provided by Manufacturers/Suppliers is not in £/m2

GBE Green Building Calculator will help with converting the information provided to the required format for the calculator to function correctly

Launch Version 1.29
Drop Down List: Information resource:

Used to populate cells with readymade answers to avoid typing, avoid errors and limit choices

Lists can be added to, as long as the last two cells remain at bottom of sets

Launch Version 1.30
Supplier Request Form: Information Resource:

This is not part of the GBE Green Building Calculator function but for consistency and inter operability the layout of data donated needs to be consistent

This schedule may change from time to time to maintain consistency with newer functionality to enable auto populating of cells

Used to request information on products from manufacturers or suppliers to permit incorporation into datasets

Launch Version 1.31
Domestic Retrofit: Results page:

Develop missing parts: Refurbishment Elemental Assemblies (started)

Version 2.1
Building Labour Rates Information Resource:

Schedules of prices (invite users to contribute information for free upgrade)

Version 2.2
Materials Rates Information Resource:

Schedules of prices (invite users to contribute information for free upgrade)

Version 2.3
Services Scope Input & Output page:

Description of Systems and all component parts, pipe or cable lengths

Version 2.4
Services Rates Information Resource:

Schedules of prices (invite users to contribute information for free upgrade)

Version 2.5
Services Labour Rates Information Resource:

Schedules of prices (invite users to contribute information for free upgrade)

Version 2.6
Services Costs Information Resource:

Schedules of prices (invite users to contribute information for free upgrade)

Version 2.7
Decrement Delay Calculator: Information Resource:

To be completed:  (using exiting equation and datasets) (started)

Version 3.1
Product Data Sets: To be developed: k or U values, Thicknesses, Insulation, Glazing, Building fabric (started)

Supplier and manufacturer collaboration needed to populate these further

Manufacturer donated information added for free, but checked by GBE first

Users will be encouraged to contribute any data for free update

Version 3.2
Form Factor Input and output page:

Development: Engage more methods of calculating

Incorporate: dormers, bays, oriel windows, porches, conservatories, lean-tos into calculations

Version 3.3
Building Section Coding Information Resource:

Building Section with Element, Sub Element and Junctions Coding (Sketched up principles so far)

Version 4.1
Material Applicability to Application (Appropriate and Competent) Information Resource:

Materials applicable to applications matrix with section Codes (PEF Schedule Exists: develop) 

Version 4.2
Building Elemental Assembly Code Numbers (Identification) Information Resource:

GBE BEACoN Building Element Assembly Code Numbers (using GBE 892 Competent Elemental Assembly Dataset)

Version 4.3
Readymade Competent Elemental Assemblies Information Resource:

To be developed: (using GBE 892 Competent Elemental Assembly Dataset)

Version 4.4
Readymade Competent Elemental Assemblies Information Resource:

To be expanded: (Using GBE 892 Competent Elemental Assembly Dataset + Others)

Version 4.5
Bespoke Elemental Assemblies Information Resource:

Develop Bespoke assemblies: (Invite users to contribute information for free upgrade)

Version 4.6
Specification Generator Information Resource: Output Generator: Results Page

GBS Green Building Specification Generator: (using GBE 892 Competent Elemental Assembly Dataset)

Version 4.7
Non-Domestic Retrofit: Results page:

Develop missing parts: Refurbishment Elemental Assemblies (started)

Version 5.1
Domestic New build: Results page:

Develop missing parts: Elemental Assemblies (started)

Version 5.2
Non-Domestic New build: Results page:

Develop missing parts: Elemental Assemblies (started)

Version 5.3
ICE database: Information Resource:

Update from 1.6 to 3.0 (Query a licence to pay?)

Version 6.1
EE EC SC Calculator: Input and Results page:

To be developed: from exiting GBE Embodied Energy Embodied Carbon Sequestered Carbon Calculator (EE EC SC)

Version 6.2
Bill of Materials Quantities Costs Results page:

Adding: non-envelop elements and services to existent building fabric calculations

Version 6.3
Non-External Envelope Components Input & Output page:

To engage with GBE Green Building EE EC SC Calculator once merged in

Version 6.4
Condensation Check: Input & Output page:

Might be auto completed having chosen materials in GBE Green Building Calculator: Elements

To be Created:  (using existing dataset and new equations)

Version 7.1
Thermal Bridge Calculator Input & Output page:

To be started:

GreenGauge to be approached to guide or carryout its develop?

Version 7.2
Secondary Element Calculator: Input & Output page:

To be developed: Frame %, Ug, Uf, Uw, U values, G Values, Psi values, datasets (started)

GreenGauge to be approached to guide or carryout its develop?

Query a Licence to pay?

Version 7.3
Thermal Mass Calculator: Input & Output page:

To be developed:

German Site to be approached

Query a licence to pay?

Version 7.4
GBE Green Building LCA Calculator  Input & Output page:

To be developed: (Based on EN 15804 Schedule)

Version 8.1
LCA Database Information Resource:

To be developed: Approach Renuables for dataset and to carryout or advise only?

May be a Licence to pay?

Version 8.2
Landscape Input & Output page:

Description of Elements and components with values

Version 9.1
Landscape Rates Information Resource:

Schedules of prices (invite users to contribute information for free upgrade)

Version 9.2
Landscape Labour Information Resource:

Schedules of prices (invite users to contribute information for free upgrade)

Version 9.3
Landscape Costs Information Resource:

Schedules of prices (invite users to contribute information for free upgrade)

Version 9.4
Landscape Input & Output page:

Description of Elements and components with values

Version 10.1
Landscape Rates Information Resource:

Schedules of prices (invite users to contribute information for free upgrade)

Version 10.2
Landscape Labour Information Resource:

Schedules of prices (invite users to contribute information for free upgrade)

Version 10.3
Landscape Costs Information Resource:

Schedules of prices (invite users to contribute information for free upgrade)

Version 10.4
Civils and Infrastructure Input & Output page:

Description of Elements and components with values

Version 11.1
Civils and Infrastructure Rates Information Resource:

Schedules of prices (invite users to contribute information for free upgrade)

Version 11.2
Civils and Infrastructure labour Information Resource:

Schedules of prices (invite users to contribute information for free upgrade)

Version 11.3
Civils and Infrastructure Information Resource:

Schedules of prices (invite users to contribute information for free upgrade)

Version 11.4

 


© GBE GBC GBL NGS ASWS Brian Murphy aka BrianSpecMan **
1st October 2020

GBC Development Versions Calculator
See Also:


GBE Satellite Website


GBC Green Building Calculator


GBC Case Studies

  • Architectural Competition Entry

Building Type Analysis


Bespoke GBC Developments


GBE CPD


GBE Past Event


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

GBC Development Versions (Calculator) G#38792

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