Insulation: Cotton candy like material put in roofs and other places to prevent loss of heat and noise pollution.
R-Value: measure of thermal resistance for all building materials (level of natural insulation of materials)
Renewable Energy: Energy acquired from a non-depleting source like the sun or wind.
Passive Solar Design: using the sun to heat or cool a building.
Active Solar Design: using the sun to generate renewable energy.
Photo-voltaic: A device that gives off electric currents to 2 substances
Geothermal: Heat produced by the Earth
Carbon Footprint: The total amount of greenhouse gases produced to directly and indirectly support human activities
Urban Heat Island: Is a city or metropolitan area that is significantly warmer than its surrounding rural areas due to human activities.
Greenhouse Effect: Is a warming of Earth's surface and the air above it.
Vernacular: The language or dialect in a region.
Efficiency: Achieving maximum productivity.
Altitude Angle: is the distance an object appears to be above the horizon. The angle is measured up from the closest point on the horizon.
Azimuth Angle: of an object is the angular distance along the horizon to the location of the object. By convention, azimuth is measured from north towards the east along the horizon
Solar Time: Taking time based on the position of the sun.
Sustainable (Not Structural Support): Maintain at certain level or rate
Climatology: Scientific study of climate
Ecology: Political movement that seeks to protect the environment from pollution
Biodiversity: variety of life in a place
Bio-mimicry: design and production of materials structures and systems that are modeled
Indigenous: originating in particular place