List of energy abbreviations

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This is a list of acronyms found in the context of energy issues.

Appendix: Residential energy acronyms

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Appendix: Residential energy acronyms[edit]

The following table lists a number of terms that are used in the United States for residential energy audits.

  • AFUE—annual fuel utilization efficiency
  • BTL—building tightness limit (building tightness)
  • CDH—cooling degree hours (climate)
  • CFL—compact fluorescent light
  • COP—coefficient of performance
  • CRI—color rendering index
  • EEM—Energy Efficient Mortgage
  • EER—energy efficiency ratio
  • EF—energy factor (clothes washers)
  • EIM—Energy Improvement Mortgage
  • ERV—energy-recovery ventilator
  • HDD—heating degree day
  • HHI—home heating index
  • HID—high-intensity discharge
  • HRV—heat-recovery ventilator
  • HSPF—heating seasonal performance factor
  • HVI—Home Ventilating Institute
  • IECC—International Energy Conservation Code
  • K-value—thermal conductance
  • Low-e—low emissivity
  • LEED—Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design, standard for Green Building design
  • MEF—modified energy factor (clothes washers)
  • MINHERS—Mortgage Industry National Home Energy Rating Systems Standards
  • MVG—minimum ventilation guideline (building tightness)
  • MVL—minimum ventilation level (building tightness)
  • NAECA—National Appliance Energy Conservation Act
  • ODS—oxygen depletion sensor
  • RESNET—Residential energy services network
  • R-value—thermal resistance
  • SC—shading coefficient (windows)
  • SEER—seasonal E efficiency ratio
  • SHGC—solar heat gain coefficient
  • SIR—savings-to-investment ratio (energy conservation investments)
  • SLA—Specific leakage area
  • SPB—Simple Payback (energy conservation investments)
  • SSE—steady-state efficiency
  • U-value—thermal transmittance (also called U-factor)
  • WF—water factor (clothes washers)

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