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Glossary

Terms for Green Architecture, Building & Energy


This glossary includes more than 300 solar terms, as well as hundreds of additional sustainable design and construction terms.

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Ventilation Path

Definition: primary ventilation path (which supplies a mixture of first-pass outdoor air and centrally recirculated air) and a secondary ventilation path (which supplies only re-circulated air). Secondary ventilation may be provided by either central recirculation of return air from all zones or local recirculation of return air from one, several, or all zones.