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Glossary

Climate

The exterior environmental conditions that will impose a load on the building enclosure, including temperature, humidity, rainfall, wind, and solar radiation. Dividing a map into climate zones allows designers, code bodies, and others to make recommendations based on expected regional loads.

Related terms: Building Enclosure

Related resources: The Department of Energy's Climate Regions, BSC's Hygrothermal Regions Map


Variants

  • climate zone, hygrothermal region