Learn

In this section our visitors will find answers and explanations on different aspects of green building. Below you’ll find resources produced by staff writers and a wide variety of articles submitted by professionals from the New England region. We have also listed some articles written by noted industry leaders which are posted at other helpful sites.

Learn: Green Terms

These terms will allow you to become more versed on the phraseology of green building and sustainable design.

For definitions, go to Green Terms.

• Air Pollution

• Biodegradables

• Brownfield

• Building Envelope

• Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPV)

• Building-Related Illness (BRI)

• Captured Rainwater

• Certified Wood

• Chain of Custody

• Chlorofluorocarbons (CFC)
• Construction Waste Management Plan (CWMP)

• Cradle-to-Cradle

• Cradle-to-Grave

• Daylighting

• Embodied Energy

• Energy Efficient

• Energy Star¨ Rating

• Environmentally Friendly

• Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

• Flush Outing occupancy

• Formaldehyde

• Fossil Fuels

• Graywater

• GreenGuardª

• Hazardous Waste

• High Performance Green Building

• Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)

• Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

• Integrated Design Team

• LEEDª

• Life-Cycle Assessment

• Life-Cycle Cost

• Low Toxic

• Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

• Non-Renewable

• Ozone Layer

• Photovoltaic (PV)

• Pollution Prevention

• Post-Consumer

• Post-Industrial or Pre-Consumer

• Rapidly Renewable

• Recyclability

• Recycled/Recovered Materials

• Recycling

• Resource Efficiency

• Renewable Energy

• Remanufacturing

• Sick Building Syndrome (SBS)

• Sustainable Yield vs. Ecologically Sustainable Forestry

• Thermal Comfort

• Volatile Organic Compound (VOC)