The National Appliance Energy Conservation Act of 1987, 42 USC 6291 et seq., as amended, Public Law 100-12.
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.
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National Association of Garage Door Manufacturers.
The National Conference of States on Building Codes and Standards.
Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance.
Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships.
The net wall area includes the opaque wall area of all above-grade walls enclosing conditioned spaces, the opaque area of conditioned basement walls less than 50% below grade (including the below-grade portions), and peripheral edges of floors. The net wall area does not include windows, doors, or other such openings, because they are treated separately.
National Fire Protection Association.
National Fenestration Rating Council.
A domestic or service hot water distribution system that is not a recirculating system.
Energy derived from a fossil fuel source.
All occupancies other than residential.
A single-number, part-load efficiency figure of merit calculated and referenced to conditions other than IPLV conditions, for units that are not designed to operate at ARI Standard Rating Conditions.
Facing within 45 degrees of true north (northern hemisphere).
See Non-standard part-load value.
National Wood Window and Door Association.