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Terminology or Abbreviation What it stands for or meaning Significance and Implication
 ESD Environmentally Sustainable Design or If the Project Specification calls for compliance to ESD , it means that various special design requirements have been included in the project specification to meet the targeted Environmental Rating. Fume cupboard systems have a significant impact on energy consumption or Environmental impact in buildings e.g
Ecologically Sustainable Design PVC Minimisation or PVC used must be compliant to Green Star requirements
Energy consumption targets therefore special features on Fume cupboards
BEP Best Environmental Practice Relates mainly to PVC used in Buildings.
Stipulates requirements for Best Practice guidelines for PVC in the Built Environment.
If this has been strictly stipulated in the project Specification, then we must use PVC from approved sources who can provide this BEP Approval.
Green Star Environmental rating This is a Rating method for Green Environmental Design of Buildings ( Most used in Australia and come up by Green Building Council of Australia.
Ranges from 1 star to 6 star Rating.
If 5 star or 6 Star Rating is targeted then the design will have very specific requirements for Energy Efficiency and Environmental sustainable features
NABERS National Australian Built Environment Rating System This is another Rating method for Green Environmental Design of Buildings ( Most used in Australia )Ranges from 1 star to 6 star Rating.
If 5 star or 6 Star Rating is targeted then the design will have very specific requirements for Energy Efficiency and Environmental sustainable features
LABS21 Labs for the 21st century Mainly Used in America this is an Energy Efficiency Benchmarking Tool which advises on Environmental initiatives in New Buildings
GBCA Green Building Council of Australia This is one of Australia’s main bodies operating in the Green Environmental Sustainability Space
VOC or TVOC Volatile Organic Compounds OR Mainly relates to Environmentally sustainable Paints and coatings used in new Buildings and Building components.
Total Volatile Organic Compounds Relevant Standard
Australian Environmental Labelling Association Standard AELA 23-2005
EEGO Energy Efficiency in Government Operation Policy The 1997 Govt Policy measures for Improving Energy Efficiency in Commonwealth Operations updated in 2006.
EMP Environmental Management Plan Many New Large projects will want to know what is Dynaflow’s position relevant to:
ISO14001
NSW Environment Management System Guidelines ( 1998 or 2007 )
Waste Management Practices for — Cardboard , Timber , Metal , Soft Plastics , Polystyrene , Insulation , Concrete , Glass , Bricks. This is particularly important with Packaging Material that goes to site
MEPS Minimum Energy Performance Standards This applies to Electrical equipment and Particularly Fan Motors
Australia implemented MEPS1 in 2001
Current Standard is MEPS 2 implemented in 2006
All motors = and > than 0.75Kw must comply with MEPS2