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This Annex 31 glossary has been designed to improve communications amongst international groups addressing the environmental performance of buildings.
The glossary emerged as a result of ongoing communications difficulties experienced within the IEA Annex 31.Academics and researchers in 14 countries needed to standardise the many specialised terms used for describing building performance. Often the existing literature used different English terms interchangeably.Varying translations compounded this problem.
The solution was to carefully review the use of all terminology, with special reference to terms used in international standards, and then to translate the English terms for other languages commonly used within the Annex.

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