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New Build Checklist

BrianSpecMan started the checklist during specification projects as a briefing document to promote alternatives to the design team, it grew progressively larger on each project.

The checklist was added to during environmental consultancy projects to offer greener alternatives to the specified materials, it grew progressivly greener on each project.

The checklist was added to whilst lecturing and critiquing students submissions, in many cases misuse of words, misunderstanding of principles and the mixing of principles required feedback to the students, it grew progressivly more detailed with each student and year.

The checklist was then added to GreenSpec website where it was intended to act as a basic primer to introduce better environmental choices in conventional construction, new construction methods and sometimes old construction methods with a new twist.

It disappeared in a major update of the GreenSpec website.

It is being brought back into use, updated and broadened in scope and content here in the Green Building Encyclopaedia.

It has two major components:

Checklist Template

Each work section is divided into numerous sub topics:

See template content below:

Additional content in Template:

See Also:

© ASWS NGS GBE BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
16th December 2012 - 11th February 2015

#NGS EBC DHC CHECKLIST Existing Building Checklist: Decent Homes Checklist

This checklist was written out of frustration at the lack of joined up thinking in Goverment expenditure.

1 million properties were refurbished under this sheme to become 'Decent' but not 'Sustainable', meaning when GreenDeal finally gets underway it will probably undo and redo much of the work done under Decent Homes generating more materials waste and wasted effort.

With the GreenDeal Tsunami just over the horizon this checklist becomes all the more important, so there is a need to bring it online.

And then give it an update. 

Refurbishment Checklist: Decent Homes PDF (£)

Page on website (Free)

Existing Building Checklist
Building Adaptation Checklist

Dr Jerry Harrall has developed low energy adaptations to reduce the energy demands of existing buildings and new build under the banner 'Greening The Box' there are Evidence Based Case Studies to substantiate these projects to be written and published. 
There is new checklist content to be derived from this work, as soon as permitted, this checklist will be updated.

© ASWS NGS GBE BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
2004 - 16th December 2012 - 15th February 2015

See Also: 

Existing Building Checklist
Home improvement Checklist

Existing Building Checklist
Building Refurbishment Checklist

Existing Building Checklist
Other Issues Checklist

Existing Building Checklist
Green Deal Checklist

TSB Retrofit for the Future Programme Checklist

7 learnings from the retrofit for the future programme

Marion Baeli Book 20 Case Studies

© ASWS NGS GBE BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
12th January 2013 - 15th February 2015