ASTM E2114 - 08

    Standard Terminology for Sustainability Relative to the Performance of Buildings

    Active Standard ASTM E2114 | Developed by Subcommittee: E60.01

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.12


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    1. Scope

    1.1 This terminology consists of terms and definitions pertaining to sustainable development and, in particular, to sustainability relative to the performance of buildings.

    1.2 The purpose of this terminology is to provide meanings and explanations of terms applicable to sustainable development. In the interest of common understanding and standardization, consistent word usage is encouraged to help eliminate the major barrier to effective technical communication.

    1.3 It is recommended that terms used only within an individual standard, and having a meaning unique to that standard, be defined or explained in the terminology section of that individual standard.

    1.4 Certain standard definitions herein are adopted from other sources. Each is an exact copy. The source is identified at the right margin following the definition and is listed in Section 2.

    1.5 Terms are listed in alphabetical sequence. Compound terms appear in the natural spoken order.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D1356 Terminology Relating to Sampling and Analysis of Atmospheres

    E631 Terminology of Building Constructions

    E833 Terminology of Building Economics

    E943 Terminology Relating to Biological Effects and Environmental Fate

    E1705 Terminology Relating to Biotechnology


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 01.040.91 (Construction materials and building (Vocabularies)); 91.040.01 (Buildings in general)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30000000(Structures and Building and Construction and Manufacturing Components and Supplies)


    Referencing This Standard

    DOI: 10.1520/E2114-08

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    Citation Format

    ASTM E2114-08, Standard Terminology for Sustainability Relative to the Performance of Buildings, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.org

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