Energy / Finance / Net Zero Energy Terms

Energy Terms Explained:

  1. R-values and insulation.
  2. Electricity and energy. 
  3. Electricity and power. 
  4. Heating degree days. 
  5. Triple-glazed windows. 
  6. R-Values and windows. 
  7. R-Values and u-factors.
  8. Low-E means low emissivity.
  9. Air conditioners, refrigerators and heat pumps.
  10. Single-glazed, double-glazed and triple-glazed windows.

Finance Terms Explained:

  1. Internal rate of return. 
  2. Net present value.  
  3. Payback or breakeven period. 

Net Zero Energy Terms Explained:

  1. Zero-carbon footprint and net-zero energy
  2. PassivHaus (Passivehouse), PHIUS
  3. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification
  4. Zero-Energy Ready Home (ZERH) and Home Energy Rating System (HERS) 
  5. Greenness