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* 1. The dictionary.com definition of CERTIFICATE is: a document serving as evidence or as written testimony, as of status, qualifications, privileges, or the truth of something.

Here is an interpretation for homes:

Green/Efficiency Certification - Document serving as written testimony of green qualifications.

This is a fair definition of a green or energy efficiency building certificate.

* 2. The dictionary.com definition of RATING is: a) classification according to grade or rank; b) assigned position in a particular class or grade, or relative standing, as of a ship or a member of the armed forces.

Here is an interpretation for homes:

Green or Efficiency Rating - A classification of extent of green or efficiency according to grade or rank.

This is a fair definition of a green or energy efficiency building RATING.

* 3. The dictionary.com definition of SCORE is: a) an act or instance of making or earning point(s); b) the performance of an individual or sometimes of a group on an examination or test, expressed by a number, letter, or other symbol.

Here is an interpretation for homes:

Green or Efficiency Score: Performance of a home based on a test - expressed by a number, letter, or other symbol.

This is a fair definition of a green or energy efficiency building SCORE.

* 4. The dictionary.com definition of LABEL is a slip of paper, cloth, or other material, marked or inscribed, for attachment to something to indicate its manufacturer, nature, ownership, destination, etc.

Here is an interpretation for homes:

Green or Efficiency Label - Paper inscribed for attachment to a home, to indicate its manufacturer, nature, etc.

This is a fair definition of a green or energy efficiency building LABEL.

* 5. The dictionary.com definition of REPORT is an account or statement describing in detail an event, situation, or the like, usually as the result of observation, inquiry, etc.: a report on the peace conference; a medical report on the patient.

Here is an interpretation for homes:

Green or Efficiency Report - Statement describing the result of a test, process or other activity completed on a home.

This is a fair definition of a green or energy efficiency building REPORT.

* 6. Please classify the following green or energy efficiency programs as a CERTIFICATION, RATING, SCORE or LABEL, PROJECT DATA or OTHER.

  Certification Rating Score Label Report
Blower Door Test
EPA Energy Star (new homes)
DOE Home Performance with Energy Star (existing homes)
HERS
Home Energy Score
EPA IndoorAir Plus (new homes)
Inspection Checklist
LEED
NAHB Green Building Standard
WalkScore
EPA WaterSense (new homes)

* 7. What is your industry's perception of the following words?

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Certification
Rating
Label
Score
Project Record/Data
Report
Addendum
Disclosure

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