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Glossary of Building Rating Terms

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The WBCSD is a CEO-led organization of forward-thinking companies that galvanizes the global business community to create a sustainable future for business, society and the environment. [Source: WBCSD Website]

White Certificates

Certificates issued by independent certifying bodies confirming the energy savings claims of market actors as a consequence of energy efficiency improvement measures [Source: ESD, 2006/32/EC]

Wholesale and Retail

A wholesale or retail building can be defined as a detached shops, shopping centres, department stores, large and small retail, food and non food shops, bakeries, car sales and maintenance, hair dresser, laundry, service stations (in gas stations), fair and confress buildings and other wholesale and retail buildings. [Source: BPIE]