Glossary of environmentally sustainable design

This glossary was first published in May 2001 as “Glossary of ESD Terms”. It was originally compiled by Anthea Fawcett and Natasha Palich. It was revised by Lorina Nervegna in May 2006, and again by Natasha Palich, Michael Day and Dominique Hes in December 2011.

The definitions given here relate to built environment sustainability, and are intended as an aid to building professionals and students of building design.