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02.06.2017

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B

blade angle

See pitch angle definition

BLT

build–lease–transfer

BMUB

Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety of Germany

BOD

biological oxygen demand

BOE

barrel of oil equivalent

BOOT

build–own–operate-–transfer

BoS

Balance of System

BOT

build–own–transfer

bp

basis point

Brayton cycle

The thermodynamic cycle that describes the operation of a constant pressure heat engine such as a gas turbine.

break-even point

The moment (calculated in time units or in monetary units) at which the revenue generated by a project compensates the initial investment and ongoing costs.

BREF

Best Available Techniques Reference

BTO

build–transfer–operate

buffer store/tank

A tank filled with service water which is not consumed (also known as buffer storage)

builders' all risk

The standard insurance package used during construction.

building envelope

A building envelope is the physical separator between the conditioned and unconditioned environment of a building including the resistance to air, water, heat, light, and noise transfer. It consists of all of the elements of the outer shell that maintain a dry, heated, or cooled indoor environment and facilitate its 'internal climate' control.

build–lease–transfer

Process whereby a private owner builds an infrastructure facility, leases it out, and then transfers it to another entity after a specified period.

build–own–operate-–transfer

Process whereby a private owner builds, owns, and operates an infrastructure facility and then transfers it to another entity after a specified period.

build–own–transfer

Process whereby a private owner builds, owns, and then transfers an infrastructure facility to another party, often at no cost, after a specified period.

build–transfer–operate

Process whereby a private owner builds an infrastructure facility, transfers it to another entity, and then operates it on a contractual basis for a specified period.


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