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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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Architecture

Definition: 1. any man-made building or structure

2. a man-made building or structure that is important, large, or highly creative

3. a carefully designed object, such as a chair, a spoon, or a tea kettle

4. a design for a city, town, park, or landscape

5. the art or science of designing and building buildings, structures, objects, and outdoor spaces

6. a building style or method

7. a plan for organizing space

8. the flow of information on a Web page

9. the planned design of any kind of system

10. a systematic arrangement of information or ideas