Construction Method

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

Data Type: 
Constrained List
Unit of Measure: 
Commercial, Residential, Multifamily
List Options Option Definition Unit of Measure Source
Blue roof A blue roof is a roof design that is explicitly intended to store water, typically rainfall. N/A
Built-up Built-up means it is made by fastening several layers or sections one on top of the other N/A
Concrete aerated N/A
Concrete insulated forms N/A
Concrete lightweight N/A
Concrete load bearing N/A
Concrete masonry unit A concrete masonry unit (CMU) Ð also called concrete brick, concrete block, cement block, besser block, breeze block and cinder block Ð is a large rectangular brick used in construction. N/A HPXML
Concrete panels N/A
Concrete poured N/A
Concrete solid N/A HPXML
Cool roof A cool roof reduces roof temperature with a high solar reflectance (or albedo) material that helps to reflect sunlight and heat away from a building. N/A EPA
Double wood frame N/A HPXML
Green roof A green roof or living roof is a roof of a building that is partially or completely covered with vegetation and a growing medium, planted over a waterproofing membrane. N/A
Log solid wood N/A HPXML
Masonry Masonry a structure built from individual units laid in and bound together by mortar. The common materials of masonry construction are brick, stone, marble, granite, travertine, limestone, cast stone, concrete block, glass block, stucco, tile, and cob. N/A CAST
Steel frame N/A HPXML, CAST
Straw bale Straw bale construction uses baled straw from wheat, oats, barley, rye, rice and others in walls covered by earthen or lime stucco N/A HPXML
Structural brick Structural brick is a hollow clay brick product. N/A HPXML
Structural insulated panel A structural insulated panel (or structural insulating panel), SIP, are a composite building material. They consist of an insulating layer of rigid core sandwiched between two layers of structural board. N/A HPXML
Wood frame N/A CAST
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