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1. Cellulose- Foam made of recycled product


2. Daylighting- Direct use of light from the sky to illuminate a home.


3. Dimmers- Provides flexibility to change the atmosphere of a space by controlling the amount of light into a room.


4. FSC- Forest Stewardship Council


5. Glazing- Window glass


6. HVAC- Refers to Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning Controls.


7. Low Impact Development-  Sustainable storm water management strategy.


8. Leeward- Term for downwind


9. Natural Ventilation- Systems that rely on the pressure difference indoors and outdoors to move fresh air throughout the home.


10. Non-rigid- Insulations used typically in attics.


11. Occupancy Sensors- Automatically sense when you enter room and turn the lights on and off accordingly.


12. Passive Infrared Sensors- Lighting that is triggered by the movement of heat


13. Rigid Boards- Type of instillation used typically with low-slope style roofing


14. Sick Building Syndrome- Occurs when residents who have health and comfort effects that are linked to time spent in a particular building.


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