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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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Vacuum Evaporation

Vacuum Zero

Valence Band

Valence Level Energy/Valence State

Vapor Barrier

Variable Air Volume System

Variable-air-volume (VAV)


Vented Cell

Ventilation Path

Vertical Multijunction (VMJ) Cell


Visible Transmittance

Visual Light Transmission


Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Volt (V)


Voltage At Maximum Power (Vmp)

Voltage Protection

Voltage Regulation