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Source energy

Source energy is the total amount of raw fuel required to operate a building; it incorporates all transmission, delivery, and production losses for a complete assessment of a building’s energy use.

 

Source:  LEED Reference Guide for Green Building Design and Construction, U.S. Green Building Council.  2009 edition, page 641.  USGBC.org

 


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Salvage event
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SBS (sick building syndrome)
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Sealant
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Site electricity
Site energy
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Sound absorption
Sound absorption coefficient
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Sound transmission class (STC)
Source dilution
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