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GBE HERACEY™
Healthy, Environmental, Resourceful, Appropriate, Competent, Effective, Yardstick

GBE HERACEY ™
Healthy, Environmental, Resourceful, 
Appropriate, Competent, Effective, Yardstick
About:


Healthy:

  • Healthy to manufacture, transport, handle, mix, apply and cure
  • Healthy to be included in a building
  • Good indoor air quality
  • Not harmful to local air quality
  • Healthy to maintain, refubish
  • Healthy to demolish, reclaim, reuse, recycle, landfill, incinerate

Environmental:

  • Deleterious material-free
  • Low-Zero ODP 
  • Low-Zero GHG 
  • Low-Zero GWP
  • CFC-free
  • HCFC-Free
  • HFC-Free
  • HFA-Free
  • PFC-free
  • REACH SVHC-free
  • REACH SIN list-free
  • Google Red List-free
  • PVC-free
  • Low-Smoke
  • Low-Halogen
  • CITES Endangered and Vulnerable species-free
  • CHIP-free
  • COSHH-free
  • CDM complient
  • RoHS complient
  • Carbon sequestration in growth or in production (Carbon lock-up)
  • Low Embodied Energy
  • Low Embodied Carbon
  • Low Embodied Water
  • Low-zero emissions to air, land and water 
  • Low-zero toxicity to air, land and water 
Resourceful
  • Economically abundant materials
  • Renewable materials
  • Reclaimed & Reused
  • Resource efficiency in production
  • Low Embodied & in use Energy
  • Low Embodied & in use Carbon
  • Low Embodied & in use Water
  • Waste efficiency in design and application
  • Repairable

Appropriate:

  • Properties to achieve all the required performance
  • Local sourcing
  • Traditional trades well understood and reproducible without major skills gap.
  • Conservation quality work: compatible materials and resourceful ways of working

Competent:

  • Proper materials (Construction Products Directive)
  • 3rd party accredited/certified/tested/assessed
  • Compatible with adjacent materials
  • Compatible with existing construction and its Modus Operandi
  • Durable
  • Comparable life expectancy (50 or 60 years Normal)
  • Green Healthy Competent & Labelled
  • Deleterious material or method-free
  • OR Experimental and monitored

Effective:

  • Natural materials
  • Simple production
  • Minimal manufacturing
  • No mixing of biological & technical (Cradle to Cradle)
  • Not Efficient (diminishing returns for more added) but Effective (Step changes in returns) (Cradle to Cradle)
  • Improves the performance of surrounding or adjacent materials
  • Designed for easy assembly and dismantling
  • Easy to reuse
  • Recyclable & Recycled materials

Yardstick:

  • A Benchmark by which others to be judged
  • GBE PASS Product Accessory System Screening
  • GBE COMPARE Building Product Comparison System
  • GBE BEST Building Element Sustainability Test
  • GBE ECHO Confirmation of Manufacturer's Self Declaration
(NGS BRM '14)
First announced at EcoBuild 2014

© GBE NGS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
3rd March 2014 - 26th April 2015

GBE HERACEY ™
Healthy, Environmental, Resourceful, 
Appropriate, Competent, Effective, Yardstick
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© GBE NGS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
3rd March 2014 - 26th April 2015

GBE HERACEY ™
Healthy, Environmental, Resourceful, 
Appropriate, Competent, Effective, Yardstick
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© GBE NGS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
3rd March 2014 - 26th April 2015