Term Term Definition Options Unit of Measure
Assessment Version

Version of the assessment documentation, such as "2.0"

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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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Baseload Baseload is the energy consumed for the day-to-day operation of a premises that is not used as a response to outside weather (i.e., excludes heating and cooling). View n/a
Cardinal Orientation

Orientation of a surface or premises in terms of the attributes of North, South, East and West. Can be applied to the orientation of the front of the building, of a specific surface (wall, roof), window or skylight, or on-site generation technology, such as photovoltaic panels. A diagram for the constrained list choices will be provided when the web site is developed.

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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. View N/A
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Double wood frame View N/A
Duct Leakage Test Method

Method used to estimate duct leakage

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ENERGY STAR Fenestration rating that meets the ENERGY STAR rating criteria View N/A
Fenestration Certification

Type of certification for a fenestration product.

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Flat A flat roof is a roof which is almost level in contrast to the many types of sloped roofs. View N/A
Gable A gable is the generally triangular portion of a wall between the edges of a dual-pitched roof. View N/A
Heat Pump Backup AFUE

Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency of backup system for heat pump

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Heat Pump Backup Heating Switchover Temperature

Minimum outside temperature at which the heat pump can operate

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Heat Pump Backup System Fuel

Backup fuel used by the heat pump

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Labor Hours

Total number of hours needed to complete a task, each of which represents the labor of one person in one hour.

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Levelized cost of energy The Levelized cost of energy (LCOE) is the total cost of installing and operating a project expressed in dollars per kilowatt-hour of electricity generated by the system over its life. Can be calculated with System Advisor Model, similar software, or through a simplified calculation at http://www.nrel.gov/analysis/tech_lcoe.html. View N/A
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NFRC certification Fenestration rating label from the National Fenestration Rating Council (NFRC) View N/A
Opaque Surface Component

Element or characteristic of an opaque surface

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Pipe Application

Application of pipe

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Radiant Barrier Location

Installed location of radiant barrier

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Roof Shape

Architectural description of the exterior shape of the roof. If the roof has more than one shape, this is the primary roof shape. Illustrations to be added when the website is developed.

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Steel frame View N/A


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