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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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CABO (Council Of American Building Officials)

Cadmium (Cd)

Cadmium Telluride (CdTe)

Candela (cd)

Cap

Capacity (C)

Capacity Factor

Captive Electrolyte Battery

Car Pooling

Carbon Dioxide

Carbon Monoxide

Cathode

Cathodic Protection

Cell (battery)

Cell Barrier

Cell Junction

Cellulose

Cellulose Insulation With Borates

Cementitious Foam Insulation

Ceramic

Certified Sustainably Managed Wood

Certified Wood Products

Charge

Charge Carrier

Charge Controller

Charge Factor

Charge Rate

Checkdam

Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD)

Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC's)

Clean Renewable Energy Bonds (CREBs)

Cleavage Of Lateral Epitaxial Films For Transfer (CLEFT)

Clerestory

Climate Change

Climate Change Impact

Climate Prediction

Closed-loop Control

Cloud Enhancement

Cogeneration

Combined Collector

Combined Light Pipe And Thermal Chimney

Commercial Scale Wind

Commissioning

Community Wind

Community-Based Energy Development (C-BED) (Wind)

Composite Materials

Composting

Composting Toilet

Concentrator

Conduction

Conduction Band (or Conduction Level)

Conductor

Constructed Wetland

Constructed Wetland

Construction, Demolition And Renovation Waste Management Pla

Construction/ Renovation Indoor Air Quality Management Plan

Contact Resistance

Contamination (also Contaminated Site)

Convection

Conversion Efficiency

Converter

Cooling Load Requirement

COP (Coefficient Of Performance)

Copper Indium Diselenide (CuInSe2, Or CIS)

Cost-of-Service Ratemaking

Covenant

Coverage Ratio

Cradle-to-grave Analysis

CRI

Criteria Air Pollutants

Crystalline Silicon

Cullet

Current At Maximum Power (Imp)

Cut-off Luminaire Angle

Cutoff Voltage

Cycle

Czochralski Process