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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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Vacuum Evaporation

Vacuum Zero

Valence Band

Valence Level Energy/Valence State

Vapor Barrier

Variable Air Volume System

Variable-air-volume (VAV)

Varistor

Vented Cell

Ventilation Path

Vertical Multijunction (VMJ) Cell

Vestibule

Visible Transmittance

Visual Light Transmission

VOC

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Volt (V)

Voltage

Voltage At Maximum Power (Vmp)

Voltage Protection

Voltage Regulation

Vulnerability