List of Acronyms and

Abbreviations

AC alternating current ach air changes per hour

AFC Potassium oxide fuel cell

AHU air heating unit

AM application module

AS application software

AST application interface

ATS architecture towards sustainability

A/V area to volume ratio

BAT best available technology

BCI Batibus Club International

BCU bus coupling unit

BI business intelligence

C Celsius

C3H8 propane

CED cumulative energy demand

CERT Committee on Energy Research and Technology

CH4 methane

CHP combined heat and power

CI competitive intelligence cm centimetre

CO carbon monoxide

CO2 carbon dioxide

CO2eq carbon dioxide equivalent

COP coefficient of performance

CPC compound parabolic concentrator dB decibel

DC direct current

DHW domestic hot water

DOE US Department of Energy

ECBCS Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems

EHS European Home System

EHSA European Home Systems Association

EHX earth-to-air heat exchanger

EIB European Installation Bus

EIBA European Installation Bus Association

EnBW Energie Baden-W├╝rttemberg

EPS expanded polystyrene insulation

ERDA US Energy and Research Administration eta-hx earth-to-air heat exchanger

ETS EIB tool software

EU European Union

g

gram

GW

gigawatt

GWP

global warming potential

h

hour

H

hydrogen

H2S

hydrogen sulphide

H2SO3

sulphurous acid

HE

heat exchanger

HR

heat recovery

HV

heating and ventilation

HVAC

heating, ventilating and air conditioning

Hz

hertz

IEA

International Energy Agency

ISO

International Organization for Standardization

J

joule

K

Kelvin

Kd

Kelvin degree days

kg

kilogram

KI

carcinogenicity index

km

kilometre

KNX

Konnex Association

kW

kilowatt

kWp

kilowatt peak

l

litre

LC

line coupler

LCA

life-cycle analysis

LCI

life-cycle inventory

LCIA

life-cycle impact assessment

LHV

lower heating value

LON

local operating network

^m

micrometre

m

metre

MCDM

multi-criteria decision-making

MCFC

Molten carbonate fuel cell

MHz

mega hertz

MJ

megajoule

mm

millimetre

MW

megawatt

N

nitrogen

NCS

net cost savings

NES

net energy savings

NOx

nitrogen oxide

O

oxygen

ODP

ozone depleting potential

OECD

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

OSB

oriented strand board

Pa

Pascal

PAFC

phosphoric acid fuel cell

PC

personal computer

PCM

phase-change material

PE

primary energy

PEF

primary energy factor

PEM

polymer electrolyte membrane

PEM-FC

polymer electrolyte membrane fuel cell

PEST

political, economics, social and technological

PLC

power line carrier

PP

plastic pipe

ppm

parts per million

PUR

polyurethane

PV

photovoltaic(s)

PV/T

photovoltaic thermal

rh

relative humidity

s

second

S

sulphur

SF

solar fraction

SFP

specific fan power

SHC

Solar Heating and Cooling Programme

SO2

sulphur dioxide

SO-FC

solid oxide fuel cell

SPF

seasonal performance factor

SV

voltage supply system

SWH

solar wall heating

SWOT

strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats

TI

transparent insulation

TIM

transparent insulation materials

TP

twisted pair

TQA

total quality assessment

UCTE

Union for the Coordination of Transmission of Electricity

UK

United Kingdom

US

United States

VAT

value-added tax

VIP

vacuum insulation panel

VOC

volatile organic compound

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