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Vocabulary Catalog


Top Green Home Terms

Description: 
Terms to support information on greening homes
Publishing Organization: 
Office of the Administrator/Office of Business and Community Innovation
Last Update: 
December 2, 2010
 

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Active solar heating
Advanced framing
Aerator
Annual fuel utilization efficiency
Boiler
Btu
Building envelope
Coefficient of performance
Combustion efficiency
Compact fluorescent lamps
Composting
Construction and Demolition Materials
Cool roofs
Deconstruction
Density
Design for Deconstruction
Embodied energy
Energy efficiency
Energy-efficiency ratio
Energy Star
EnergyGuide
Engineered wood
Geothermal energy
Green mortgage
Green power
Green roof
Greenwashing
Grey water
Ground-source geothermal system
Heat island effect
Heating seasonal performance factor
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning system
Home Energy Rating System index
Impervious surfaces
Indoor air quality
Infiltration
Insulating concrete forms
Integrated Design
Kilowatt
LEED rating system
Lifecycle impacts
Light emitting diodes
Low-emissivity coating
Native plants
Natural lighting/daylighting
Net metering
Non-renewable resources
On-demand hot water systems
Optimum value engineering
Passive cooling
Passive solar heating
Pervious surface
Photovoltaic
Porous pavement
Post-consumer content
Pre-consumer content
R-value
Radon
Rain barrel
Rain garden
Reclaimed materials
Reclaimed Water
Recycled-content materials
Renewable energy
Resource conservation
Seasonal energy efficiency ratio
Smart Growth
Solar panels
Stormwater
Structurally insulated panels
Sustainability
Therm
Thermal mass materials
U-factor
Ventilation
Water factor
Watt
Weatherization
Zero-net energy home/net-zero energy home
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