Use the glossary to access terms and definitions related to residential energy efficiency programs. Click the letters below to find your terms. Letters that do not appear currently do not have glossary terms related to them.
See "Home Performance Assessor."
The buying and selling of goods and services needed to maintain and improve existing buildings.
See "Home Energy Assessment."
A contractor that specializes in home performance upgrades and services.
A building science-based sequence of recommended home performance improvements. This plan is usually presented to a customer after an assessment is completed. Also known as "Assessment Report."
The buying and selling of goods and services to improve a residential building’s performance. A subsection of the home improvement market.
The installation or modification of equipment or other building components, in order to improve a building’s performance and energy efficiency (e.g., insulation, air sealing, duct sealing, appliance replacement).
An individual employed by a contractor who installs or supervises the energy products and service upgrades. This person may specialize in energy assessments, home inspections, improvements related to air or duct sealing; insulation; HVAC; or other related services such as plumbing, electrical, carpentry, and site work. Also known as "technician."
See "Home Energy Upgrade."
The industry term for BPI-2100-S-2013 Standard for Home Performance–Related Data Transfer. BPI-2100 is designed to facilitate communication and the exchange of information and data among all actors in the home performance industry by providing an extensible mark-up language (XML) standard for transferring information related to whole-house energy efficiency upgrades.