Environment glossary

This glossary has been reviewed and updated by the Environment Advisory Group for the 2021 edition, with the assistance and input of numerous members and external contributors. The definitions relate to built environment sustainability and are intended as an aid to building design professionals and students, with reference links for further information.

The glossary was first published as Not 11: Glossary of ESD Terms in May 2001, compiled by Anthea Fawcett and Natasha Palich. It was revised in May 2006 by Lorina Nervegna and in December 2011 by Natasha Palich, Michael Day and Dominique Hes.