LOCAVORE Someone who exclusively (or at least primarily) eats foods from their local foodshed or a determined radius from their home (commonly either 100 or 250 miles, depending on location). By eating locally, most locavores hope to create a greater connection...
Low Flow Toilet A toilet that combines efficiency and high performance. Design advances enable these toilets to save water with no trade-off in flushing power. Such toilets often have the EPA’s WaterSense label.
Low Emittance Doors/Windows Building materials considered low emittance include window glass manufactured with metal-oxide coatings, housewrap materials, reflective insulation’s and other forms of radiant barriers. The Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC)...
Load Controller An outdoor computer installed next to your breaker panel and connected to the 220v appliances like A/C units, clothes dryers, water heaters, electric spa heaters, etc. It measures the usage of power in your home and controls peak demand energy usage by...
Living Building Challenge A program launched and operated by the Cascadia Region Green Building Council with standards that go beyond the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED standard. Buildings, neighborhoods, renovations, or infrastructure (non-conditioned...
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