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CEA 2.1

CEA 2.1 Vocabulary

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Felt A tar-impregnated paper used for water protection under roofing and siding materials
Floor Joists Horizontal structural members used to carry the floor and ceiling loads
Header A horizontal structural member used to support other structural members over openings such as doors and windows
House Wrap Engineered materials designed to keep out liquid water and prevent air infiltration while allowing water vapor to escape from inside the home
Insulation Material used to restrict the flow of heat, cold, or sound from one surface to another
Sheathing A covering placed over exterior studs or rafters that serve as a base below the exterior finish materials
Siding Material, such as boards or shingles, used for surfacing the outside walls of a frame building
Sill A horizontal wood member placed at the bottom of walls and openings in walls
Solar Orientation Consideration of the solar orientation of a building based on the relative position of the sun in order to purposely increase or decrease the amount of light or heat transferred to the building
Source Reduction Reducing waste by changing patterns of production and consumption
Stud The vertical framing member in frame wall construction
Subfloor The structural floor joined to the joists that support the finish flooring
Sustainability Meeting the needs of society in ways that can continue indefinitely into the future without damaging or depleting natural resources
Top Plate A horizontal structural member located on top of the studs used to hold the wall together
Truss An assembly of structural members joined to form a rigid framework, usually connected to form triangles
Created by: Lmandriota