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Term Term Definition Options Unit of Measure
Air Infiltration Blower Door Test

Type of blower door test.  Use Air Infiltration Test to qualify these values.

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Air Infiltration Description

Description of the infiltration characteristics for an opaque surface, fenestration unit, a thermal zone.

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Air Infiltration Test

Type of air infiltration test performed on the premises

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Air Infiltration Value

The measured value from the Air Infiltration test.

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Air Infiltration Value Units

The units of measure for the Air Infiltration Value field.

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Attic Access Location

Description of where the attic is located, generally thought of as what type of space (conditioned or not) it is next to. Use the Conditioning Status term for a full list that can be applied to this term.

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Attic Component

Element of an attic

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Attic Venting

Description of how the attic is vented. Use the Conditioning Status term for a full list that can be applied to this term.

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Ceiling Configuration

Description of the type of ceiling in the premises.

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Construction Method

The general description of the main structural construction method used for an Opaque Surface.

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Door Construction

Type of door construction.

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Fenestration

A premises component that contain some type of transparent or translucent glazing material, as well as some type of framing or sash material. [NOTE: The Location term can be added to this term if there is a need to differentiate between interior and exterior fenestration products, or in any other way describe the location of the product.]

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Fenestration Certification

Type of certification for a fenestration product.

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Fenestration Frame Material

The construction and material used in the frame of the fenestration product. Some frames are made of combinations of materials. This characterization also include whether an aluminum frame has a thermal break as part of the construction

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Fenestration Gas Fill

For a sealed glazing system (commonly called an Insulated Glass Unit (IGU), the gas that is found between the panes of glass.

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Fenestration Glass Layer Description

A description of the number of layers of glass in a fenestration glazing system.

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Fenestration Glazing Type

Type of glazing material in the fenestration product.

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Fenestration Layout

The pattern of distribution of the fenestration system on the wall.

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Fenestration Number of Glass Layers

The number of layers in a fenestration insulated glass unit (IGU).

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Fenestration Operation

Characterization of whether a fenestration product can be opened.

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Finish

The final material applied to a surface, either interior or exterior. Some structural components don't have an exterior finish, such as unfinished poured concrete

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Floor Level

Integer value of a floor level beginning in the US at 1 for ground level. Can be negative for below grade levels.

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Footprint Shape

General shape of the premises outlined by the exterior walls. Illustrations will be added when the web version is developed.

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Foundation Component

Element or characteristic of a foundation

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Foundation Ground Coupling

The type of coupling between foundation and ground.  Use Location and Conditioning Status terms to further qualify coupling.

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