Kelvin.

# Glossary

The following is a compilation of building energy-code related terms and acronyms used on the Building Energy Codes website and throughout the building construction industry.

Select a letter to navigate through the glossary:

**K**

**kg**

Kilogram.

**Kilovolt-Ampere (KVA)**

Where the term "kilovolt-ampere" (KVA) is used, it is the product of the line current (amperes) times the nominal system voltage (kilovolts) times 1.732 for three-phase currents. For single-phase applications, KVA is the product of the line current (amperes) times the nominal system voltage (kilovolts).

**Kilowatt (kW)**

The basic unit of electric power, equal to 1000 W.

**kWh**

Kilowatt-hour.