This easy-to-use guide helps specifiers, designers and their clients assess the relative environmental impacts of hundreds of elemental specifications for roofs, walls, floors etc.
Environmental ratings are based on Life Cycle Assessment using the methodology developed by BRE with funding from DETR and support from a wide range of construction manufacturing trade associations. Individual manufacturers can now obtain certified Environment Profiles which allow their products to be compared to the generic profiles. The Green Guide is used for BREEAM schemes to provide materials credits.
A"The fourth edition is fantastic - having not seen the other three and I can't categorically say it's the best - but the fact there are 1,200 specifications, and in the first print there were 200, means it's a fair assumption to make.A" ( Building Engineer ,September 2009)
Foreword Acknowledgements Project sponsors The authors Part1 Introduction 1 Background 2 The Green Guide and related BRE titles 3 Life cycle assessment (LCA) in The Green Guide 4 How The Green Guide to Specification was compiled Part 2 Using The Green Guide 5 How to use The Green Guide to Specification Part 3 The Green Guide ratings 6 The Green Guide tables 6.1 Ground floors 6.2 Upper floors 6.3 Separating floors 6.4 Roofs 6.5 External walls 6.6 Windows and curtain walling 6.7 Internal walls 6.8 Separating walls 6.9 Insulation 6.10 Landscaping Appendix: Project steering group and peer review panels Contacts and further information References Index
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Jane Anderson, Building Research Establishment, Centre for Sustainable Construction, UK David Shiers, Department of Real Estate and Construction, Oxford Brookes University, UK