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Term Term Definition Options Unit of Measure
Arcade Commonly used street suffix or abbreviations: Arc View N/A
Arch2030 Architecture 2030 is a non-profit organization established to transform the global built environment from the major contributor of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions to a central part of the solution to the climate crisis. View N/A
Architect The architect of record View N/A
Area

The space inside the boundary of a 2 dimensional shape. This can be used with many other terms, including Location, Conditioning Status, Opaque Surface, to characterize the area of particular components.

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Area An area is a section within a building that serves a specific activity and could stand alone, such as a restaurant inside a hotel. An area could also be section of a building that has distinctly different equipment densities, occupancies, energy-use patterns, operating characteristics, or HVAC configurations. View N/A
Area An area is a section within a building that serves a specific activity and could stand alone, such as a restaurant inside a hotel. An area could also be section of a building that has distinctly different equipment densities, occupancies, energy-use patterns, operating characteristics, or HVAC configurations. View N/A
Argon A insulated glass unit (IGU) filled with a mixture of Argon and Air (usually 90% argon) View N/A
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Artificial The pool is heated by an artificial heating system that consumes fuel. View N/A
AS American Samoa View N/A
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ASHRAE Used to stand for American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers. View
ASHRAE Climate zone map published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). View N/A
ASHRAE From an ASHRAE calculation View N/A
ASHRAE Audit Level

Energy audit level as defined in ASHRAE Procedures for Commercial Building Energy Audits

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ASHRAE Building EQ Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) is a building energy rating program that provides information on a building's energy use. View N/A
Aspect Ratio

The ratio of width to length, of a premises

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Asphalt or fiberglass Finish material composed primarily of asphalt or fiberglass View N/A
Assembly Indoor or outdoor premises operating a public or nonpublic event. View N/A
Assembly arcade or casino without lodging Premises that offers table games along with other activities, such as arcade games or slot machines. These establishments may provide food and beverage services, but exclude hotel lodging. View N/A
Assembly convention center Enclosed premises that are leased or rented, including auditoriums, banquet halls, flea market spaces, and conference centers. View N/A
Assembly cultural entertainment Cultural entertainment premises including museums, libraries, and galleries. View N/A
Assembly religious Religious public assembly premises including funeral parlors, churches, monasteries, synagogues, mosques, and temples. View N/A
Assembly social entertainment Social entertainment premises include movie theater, non-food-serving venues such as bars and nightclubs, and small social meeting halls such as lounges. View N/A
Assembly stadium Open or enclosed premises including arenas, stadiums, and race tracks, and performing arts theaters that are operating live events such as fairs, concerts, sporting events, concerts, trade shows, and festivals. View N/A

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