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Glossary

Terms for Architecture, Green 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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Interior Zone

Definition: spaces located further than 5 m (15 ft) from the fašade, which can be either high-occupancy (accommodating a number of work spaces) or low-occupancy (circulation or general meeting areas for example). Spaces within this zone are not directly affected by loads generated by the building envelope, such as solar heat gain or heat loss.