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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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Dangling Bonds

Daylight Factor

Daylight Factor (DF)

Daylighting

Days Of Storage

DC-to-DC Converter

Deadlegs

Debt Service Coverage Ratio (DSCR)

Debt Vs. Equity

Debt-to-Capital Ratio

Deciduous

Decommissioning

Deep Discharge

Deep-Cycle Battery

Degree Day

Demand

Demand Control Ventilation

Demand-controlled Ventilation

Demand-controlled Ventilation (DCV) CO2-based

Demand-Side Management (DSM)

Dendrite

Dendritic Web Technique

Depletion Zone

Depreciation

Depth Of Discharge (DOD)

Deregulation

Desiccant Energy Recovery Wheel

Design Charrette

Design Month

Detention

Diffuse Insolation

Diffuse Radiation

Diffusion Furnace

Diffusion Length

Diode

Direct Beam Radiation

Direct Current (DC)

Direct Daylighting

Direct Insolation

Direct Lighting

Discharge

Discharge Factor

Discharge Rate

Disconnect

Discount Rate

Distributed Energy Resources (DER)

Distributed Generation

Distributed Generation

Distributed Power

Distributed Systems

Distribution Cooperative

Distribution System

Disturbed Area

Diurnal

Domestic Hardwood

Donor

Donor Level

Dopant

Doping

Double Skin Facade

Downtime

Drainage Plane Or Water Resistant Barrier (WRB)

Drift Eliminator

Drip Irrigation

Drought-resistant Plants

Dry Cell

Dual Line Feed (Wind)

Due Diligence

Dust Spot Efficiency

Duty Cycle

Duty Rating