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Architectural Integration

Architectural Integration – integration technology where the component or products are part of the building and not added

BAPV

BAPV – Building Added Photo-Voltaic system. Photovoltaic systems are considered to be building attached, if the PV modules they utilize do not fulfill the criteria for BIPV modules as defined in EN 50583-1.

BFIRST

BFIRST – Building-Integrated, Fibre-Reinforced Solar Technology (EU funded project Grant agreement no.: 296016)

BIPV

BIPV – Building Integrated Photo-Voltaic System. BIPV system, photovoltaic systems are considered to be building-integrated, if the PV modules they utilize fulfill the criteria for BIPV modules as defined in EN 50583-1 and thus form a construction product providing a function as defined in the European Construction Product Regulation CPR 305/2011”.

EPBD

EPBD – Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

nZEB

nZEB – Nearly zero energy buildings as defined by the European Commission and defined in the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD)

Overhang

Overhang – Roof overhang or screen above a window to shade the window

Solar Shading system

Solar Shading system – Shading system for windows with an integrated solar photo-voltaic system.

Ventilated facade

Ventilated facade – double facade with a cavity that is ventilated with outside air.

Ventilated roof

Ventilated roof – roof covered with a roofing product (mostly tiles) that allows a ventilated cavity under the product