Explanation of terms used in Sustainability and Energy efficiency industry

Here we are providing a list of some of the terms and abbreviations with their definitions that are used in this website.


COPCoefficient of performance
NCCNational construction code, formerly known as Building Construction Code (BCA). It is developed nationally by The Australian Building Codes Board (ABCB). And comes in two volumes
Building class 1A single detached house or one of multiple attached houses each being a building separated by a fire resisting wall.
HVACHeating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning. Refers to systems, often in a commercial or industrial context, that are installed in buildings for the purpose of controlling the thermal environment
RefrigerantA substance used in a refrigeration cycle which undergoes phase transitions from a liquid to a gas and back again in order to transfer heat
RefrigerationProcess in which work is done to move heat from one location to another. Where the term refers to equipment it includes both refrigerators and freezers
EPAEnvironmental Protection Agency
PVCPolyvinyl chloride is a commonly produced plastic, classified as a thermosetting resin
VEETVictorian Energy Efficiency Target, a Victorian Government scheme established in 2009 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the implementation of a market for energy efficiency


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