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NGS CODE INDEX

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During the 'Sustainability Revolution' it has become clear that we have not been making many sustainable nor competent buildings, because we don’t fully understand the physics of buildings and the science of materials, and we compromise between what we design and what we build with cost cutting, substitutions or value engineering, with low initial cost as the primary criteria for success.  Further degradation of ambitions occurs on site through lack of understanding, lack of care and poor workmanship.  It's time for change, and this is the beginning of NGS’s contribution, it’s about developing a more detailed and joined up understanding of environmental design principles and generating detailed 'Healthy Environmental Resourceful, Appropriate, Competent, Effective, Yardstick' rules.

We have already got a name for it NGS CODE, its not a version of an Environmental Assessment Method (EAM) like BREEAM, CEEQUAL, Code for Sustainable Homes, DREAM, EcoHomes, LEED, Ska, SPEAR, or, (some of which appear to be tick box exercises, that prevent innovation and selection of really green, low carbon, resource efficient and healthy products) but a CODE for 'Healthy Environmental Resourceful, Appropriate, Competent, Effective, Yardstick' which embraces traditional, modern & innovative methods of construction.

NGS CODE aims to bring together:

Collectively the aim is to find a pathway through the myriad of options, addressing local climate, component functions, compatibility of materials, resource efficiency, energy saving, carbon reduction as well as healthy buildings; to shortlist methods of construction and material choices that are appropriate to a site and 'Healthy Environmental Resourceful, Appropriate, Competent, Effective, Yardstick'.

NGS BEST informs GreenSpecSTUDIO an online design and specification tool; and will refine the ready made assemblies included there.

GreenSpecPASS informs the GreenSpecPRODUCT PAGES that GreenSpecSTUDIO interrogates.

GreenSpecSTUDIO allows you to assemble a virtual building in a day and an outline specification assembles itself.


© NGS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
10th December 2012 - 15th July 2014

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30th July 2013 - 15th July 2014

NGS CODE INDEX
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10th December 2012 - 4th December 2014