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Efficient Jargon Buster

Efficient Jargon Buster
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GBE Jargon Buster

Definitions

EFFICIENCY

A measure of a piece of kit’s performance, a ratio of output over input.
(Cherrington ’95)

performance at specified rating conditions
(Building Energy Glossary ’06)

EFFICIENCY, HVAC SYSTEM

Ratio of the useful energy output at the point of use to the energy input in consistent units for a designated time period, expressed in percent
(Building Energy Glossary ’06)

Theme

  • Loft Insulation

Initial, Abbreviations & Acronyms

Classification

  • K43 Raised Storage/Access Systems

Numbers

Words & Phrases

  • Conduction Thermal Insulation
  • Decrement Delay (Jargon Buster) G#14043
  • Decrement Factor (Jargon Buster) G#14043
  • k value
  • Loft
  • Loft Insulation
  • Radiant Thermal Insulation
  • Raised storage/access systems
  • Thermal Break (Jargon Buster) G#9357
  • Thermal Bridge (Jargon Buster) G#9351
  • Thermal Bypass
  • Thermal Flanking
  • Thermal Insulation
  • U value

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Information sources:

  • NGS BRM ’01
  • GBE BRM ’12
  • GreenSpec AEP ’03

Relevance to Environmental Construction:

  • Healthy
  • Environmental
  • Resourceful
  • Appropriate
  • Competent
  • Effective
  • Yardstick

Opinion:


Examples:

Winter energy efficiency can lead to summer overheating if you use the wrong insulation properties

Building Integrated Renewables can become hot and less efficient

PVT are more efficient than PVs alone

The Co-efficient of performance of heat pumps being greater than 1 means for every energy input there is far greater output.

The coefficient of utilisation is the ration between the light emitted by a luminaire and the light level a the work surface being illuminated.

Combined heat and power is more efficient than power only squandering all the heat as waste

The human body’s digestive system is efficient, the calorific value of human waste is poor,
(NGS BRM ‘08)


Notes:


© GBE NGS ASWS BrianMurphy
aka BrianSpecMan

24th February 2014 – 25th December 2017

Efficient Jargon Buster
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© GBE NGS ASWS BrianMurphy
aka BrianSpecMan

24th February 2014 – 13th December 2016

Efficient Jargon Buster
See Also:


GBE Jargon Buster

Jargon Buster Themes G#1333 N#1320

 

Insulation/Decrement List

  • Attic
  • Attic Insulation
  • Cellular Extruded Clay Block
  • Cellular Glass
  • Cellulose Fibre Fake
  • Cement Particleboard
  • Conduction Thermal Insulation
  • Cork
  • Decrement Delay (Jargon Buster) G#14043
  • Decrement Factor (Jargon Buster) G#14043
  • External Insulated Render Systems (EIRS)
  • k value
  • Loft
  • Loft Insulation
  • Masonry
  • Metal Cladding
  • Overheating
  • Rainscreen Cladding
  • Radiant Thermal Insulation
  • Raised storage/access systems
  • R value
  • Single Aspect
  • Steel Frame
  • Squashed Insulation
  • Structural Insulation Panel System (SIPS)
  • Thermal Break (Jargon Buster) G#9357
  • Thermal Bridge (Jargon Buster) G#9351
  • Thermal Bypass
  • Thermal Flanking
  • Thermal Insulation
  • Thermal Lag
  • Thermal Mass
  • Timber Frame
  • Top Storey
  • U Value
  • U Value Envelope
  • Wind Wash (Jargon Buster) G#14021
  • Wood Fibre Thermal Insulation

 

Airtightness List

  • Air Barrier
  • Air Exfiltration
  • Air Infiltration
  • Air Leakage Path
  • Air-Tightness
  • Air-Tightness Layer
  • Cellular Block
  • Cement Particleboard
  • Cross-Laminated Timber Panels
 (CLTP)
  • External Weather Envelope
  • External Insulated Render Systems (EIRS)
  • Parge Coat
  • Rainscreen Cladding
  • Structural Insulation Panel System (SIPS)
  • Timber Frame
  • U Value
  • U Value Envelope

Biodiversity List

  • Biodiversity Action Plan (BAP)
  • Biodiversity Action Reporting System (BARS)
  • Biodiversity
  • Bird Of Conservation Concern (BOCC)
  • Ecological Assessment
  • Ecology Survey
  • Ecosystem Services
  • European Protected Species (EPS)
  • European Protected Species (EPS) Licence
  • Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA)
  • Environmental Performance Indicators (EPI)
  • External Insulated Render Systems (EIRS)
  • Green Infrastructure (GI)
  • Habitat
  • Habitat Creation
  • Luminaire
  • Photovoltaic Cells (PV)
  • U Value
  • U Value Envelope
  • Unimproved Grassland
  • Zero Carbon

Life Cycle Assessment: Initials, Abbreviations & Acronyms

  • A+
  • ABC
  • ADP
  • AtoG
  • BIM
  • BRE
  • CAP’EM
  • EC
  • ECHA
  • EOL
  • EP
  • EPD
  • EWC
  • GBL
  • GGtS
  • MA
  • LCA
  • LCI
  • OEF
  • PASS
  • PCR
  • PEF
  • PEFCR
  • REACH
  • SIN
  • SVHC

Life Cycle Assessment: Words & Phrases

  • Abiotic
  • Abiotic Components
  • Abiotic Depletion
  • Abiotic Resource Depletion Potential (ADP)
  • Acidification N#1322
  • Allocation
  • BIM-ready CAD files
  • Biodiversity
  • Biosphere
  • BRE’s Environmental Profiles (EP)
  • BRE’s Green Book Live (GBL)
  • BRE’s Green Guide to Specification (GGtS)
  • CAP’EM Cycle Assessment Procedure for Eco-Impacts of Materials (CAP’EM) N#566
  • CAP’EM Compass Building Product Comparison System
  • CAP’EM Definitions
  • CAP’EM Glossary
  • CAP’EM EPD
  • CAP’EM LCA
  • CAP’EM Product Data Sheet
  • CAP’EM Product Improvement
  • Carbon
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Carbon Dioxide equivalent
  • Chemicals
  • Chemicals Secretariate (ChemSec)
  • ChemSec
  • Climate
  • Cradle (excavation from earth, extraction from plantations, etc.)
  • Cradle to ….
  • Cradle to Cradle
  • Cradle to factory gate
  • Cradle to Grave
  • Cycle Assessment Procedure for Eco-Impacts of Materials (CAP’EM) N#566
  • Ecological footprint
  • EcoPoints
  • Economic Allocation
  • Embodied Carbon (EC)
  • End of life (EOL)
  • Energy
  • Environmental Product Declaration (EPD)
  • Environmental Profiling (EP)
  • Environmental Impacts
  • European Chemicals Agency
  • European Waste Catalogue (EWC)
  • Factory Gate to Grave
  • Final material
  • Footprint
  • Global Warming Potential (GWP)
  • Green Guide to Specification (GGtS)
  • Greenhouse Gas Potential (GHGP)
  • Inputs
  • impact
  • Individual Impacts
  • Intermediate material
  • ISO 14025:2006
  • Life Cycle
  • Life Cycle Analysis (LCA)
  • Life Cycle Analysis/Assessment (LCA)
  • Life Cycle Inventory
  • Marginal Analysis (MA)
  • Monetisation
  • Outputs
  • Packaging
  • Plastics
  • Product Assessment Sustainability Screening (PASS)
  • Products
  • Product Environmental Footprinting (PEF)
  • Product Environmental Footprint Category Rules (PEFCR)
  • REACH Regulations (REACH)
  • Reference Flows
  • Resource Efficiency
  • Sequestered Carbon (SC)
  • Substitute It Now List (SIN List)
  • Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC)
  • Toxlist

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