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NGS NEWS January 2014


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1-3: AJA Adrian James Architects 
Shrewsbury Private School 
Writing up Employer's Requirements from meeting notes


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3: 100 more links added to recent page updates added to Homepage

3: Met East of England Funding Agency


5: NGS CPD file updates for CAROE CPD

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Specification Development: RIBA Plan of Work 0-7.pptx
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Retrofitting SusCon 4 Historic.pptx
Retrofit Materials Methods.pptx
NGS Building Diagrams.pptx
Sustainable Refurb EcoSys.pptx 
STBA Guidance Wheel. pptx 

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6: Oliver Caroe Architects CPD:
Office Specification Stratergy and NBS Software options


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7: AJA Adrian James Architects 
Shrewsbury Private School
Editing A90 Performance Specification
Reviewing first Specification Draft with design team


9: NGS MANUFACTURER SERVICES
Updated NGS PRODUCT PAGES 

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9: Grosvenor Estates
Call re grant funding of CAP'EM Extension & NGS 3D VIEW
They will fund a conference this year instead


10: SustMe Top 500
Brian Murphy 368 (up from 390) must try harder


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10-13: AJA Adrian James Architects 
Shrewsbury Private School 
Complete first draft Employer's Requirements


13:  European Commission PEF Product Environmental Footprinting, Training Session: Thermal Insulation, Brussels.

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14: Peregrine Mears Architects
Enquiry to write specification for new school buildings


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14-15: NGS National Green Specification
Website update


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14: Cambridge University IDBE Master's Programme
Invited to propose and later prepare 2 Hours on
Materials for and Approaches to refurbishment

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16-17: AJA Adrian James Architects 
Shrewsbury Private School 
Complete 2nd draft Employer's Requirements


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19: NGS National Green Specification
130 new links to NGS web pages added to home page


20: AJA Adrian James Architects
Shrewsbury Private School
Team meeting review spec and briefing for final edit of Employer's Requirements for Tender


21: EC PEF Stakeholder contacts list update


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21: TAS ECO SYSTEMS
Hemp and clay suppliers
Approached NGS re hemp product displays and contacts
Discussed setting up NGS SUPPLIER PAGE & PRODUCT PAGES
Prepared NGS BUDGET
£78 minimum 1 SUPPLIER PAGE and 1 Download file
working up to £5000 comprehensive 20 products 10 systems


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21-24: AJA Adrian James Architects 
Shrewsbury Private School
Specification clause index list for Drawing annotation
Update Specification from briefing notes 


21: Update CAP'EM Post-Interreg.pptx

22-23: CAP'EM Steering Committee Brussels

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24: LSBU Part 2 Year 1 Seminar series:

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26: GBS GreenBuildingSpecifiction J A90 Performance Specification CPD A02 PDF
Updated and uploaded seminar before showing Monday. 

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27: Oliver Caroe Architects:
Practice Specification Development meeting


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28-31: EC PEF Stakeholder Invitation Document


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26th November 2013 - 8th february 2014

NGS NEWS February 2014


1: 300,000 NGS website page views in 154 days


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3: Adrian James Architects
IVF Clinic Programme Specification


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4: Start Gemini Adhesives Ltd. CPD Campaign


4: BACA Architects meeting
Specification for one off house interview


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4: LSBU Seminar Series
Final planning meeting 


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5: PEF Stakeholder Calls


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5: BCT call re Swift Conservation conference Workshop


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5: Healthy Buildings, Healthy People, London ASBP, 17.30-20.00, Cullinans.

http://www.asbp.org.uk/events/detail/?eId=31


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6: FSP Steering Group


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6: NGS 3D VIEW
Meeting Holistic City Ltd. to discuss possibilities
Potential for EcoBuild display?


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7: LSBU Seminar Semiar Series start


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7-10: Adrian James Architects
IVF Clinic Specification first draft issue


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11-12: CAP'EM COMPASS FAQ
Review and Correct 14 pages of FAQs 


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12: ASBP members meeting, 14.00 – 17.00 at UCL


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14: LSBU Seminar


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21: LSBU Seminar Low
Energy Demand Building
Design to reduce waste 


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24: Oliver Caroe Architects
Practice Specification Strategy
B04 Scope of Work > B04 Schedule of Work


24: NGS Website: 5000 document downloads in 119 days


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25: FSP Conference Call
Planning FSP Summit 2014 


27: ANTHESES & BEST FOOT FORWARD
Launch Private invitation


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28: LSBU Seminar JUFU UHIE
Urban Heat Island Effect Primer


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26th November 2013 - 12th March 2014

NGS NEWS March 2014


1-3: Designing and creating display material
Assembling Exhibition stand at Excel 

4-6: RESOURCE exhibition Circular Economy, Excel

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NGS attended and exhibited NGS ENCYCLOPAEDIA & NGS 3D VIEW
Public response was overwhelmingly popular with almost all of the delegates
the fee reservations: Architects in fear of their job, but most Architects asked when can I use it.

4-6: EcoBuild

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Seminar stream: Sustainable by design
Date: Wednesday 5 March 2014
Session times: 14.30 – 16.00
Seminar title: Incorporating nature in our buildings for multiple benefits

Incorporating nature into our buildings is important if we are to enhance local biodiversity and take advantage of a range of other benefits such as: improving the environmental performance of buildings through intelligent use of shading, managing water etc… Covering design considerations for improving biodiversity, living walls, green roofs and a vision for connecting both climate and the landscape to the built environment, this session debates the win/wins of incorporating nature considerations into building design.

Talk title: Designing for biodiversity

Dusty Gedge and Gary Grant speaking

Kelly Gunnell BSc MSc Ecology Service Manager Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

0207 938 8185    kelly.gunnell@rbkc.gov.uk


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7: LSBU Seminar Semiar Series
CEREB visit & Resource Efficient Design 


8: Refecting on overwhelming success of EcoBuild


11:NGS Website: 2000 document downloads for 1 manufacturer in 130 days

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11-12: CAP'EM Steering Committee London
Quaker Freinds House London


 

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13: CAP'EM London to HUDDERSFIELD
Special Train laid on from St Pancras
Investment Building visit and launch


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14: LSBU Seminar Semiar Series
Embodied Carbon & Energy calculations

14: CAP'EM visit BRE to discuss haow CAP'em data might get into BRE systems

14: Meeting with Edith Colomba to discuss adding Home Improvement to NGS website


18: NGS Website: worst page views total 650 in a day on day 200


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19: CAP'EM COMPASS, WSCP, Leeds,
BrianSpecMan speaking

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19: Creating Healthy Buildings, UK BCSD & IEMA & WSCP 
@ Steelcase Solutions, 7 Brewery Place, Brewery Wharf, Leeds, LS10 1NE.
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20: NGS website 400,000 page views in 202 days


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20-21: CAP'EM PEF Stakeholder Meeting Brussels


21: SustMeme top 500 rankings published
BrianSpecMan climbing the rasks in 3 tables


22-23: NGS CPD Updating many Seminar files
Refurbishment & Retrofit for Cambridge University week

23: Ska Technical Committee Preview
Questions for Carbon Trust about ECA & ETL drivers
Related to NGS PASS Group Comparison for Electic hand Dryers 


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24-29: Cambridge University IDBE Master's Programme
Invited to propose and later prepare 2 Hours on Materials for and approaches to historic refurbishment/demolition
Cambridge University Newham College buildings.
Project extended to Joint Couse Leader with ian Cooper: lectures, project briefing, site visits surveys, guidance and progress reviews. final project reviews and comment.

24: BrianSpecMan Need for Retrofit: Global Context

24: BrianSpecMan Construction Materials Workshop

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27: Ska Technical Committee
BrianSpecMan's first attendance


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28: LSBU Seminar Semiar Series ends
Seminar about Passivhaus, AECB's CarbonLite, EnerPHit, Passivhaus Case Study, Passivhaus Accredited products


© NGS BrianSpecMan aka Brian Murphy
26th November 2013 - 29th March 2014