[n] - a unit used in estimating fuel requirements for heating a building
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noun a unit used in estimating fuel requirements for heating a building
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(from the article `agricultural technology`) One weather characteristic of agricultural value is the degree day. This concept holds that the growth of a plant is dependent on the total amount of ...
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A degree day is a measure of heating or cooling. Totalized degree days from an appropriate starting date are used to plan the planting of crops and management of pests and pest control timing. Weekly or monthly degree-day figures may also be used within an energy monitoring and targeting scheme to ...
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A unit that represents a 1 degree F. deviation from some fixed reference point (usually 65°F.) in the mean daily outdoor temperature.
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A measure of the departure of the mean daily temperature from a given standard. That is one degree day for each degree (Fahrenheit or Celsius) of departure above or below the standard during one day. Related terms: cooling degree day and heating degree day
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A unit for measuring the extent that the outdoor daily average temperature (the mean of the maximum and minimum daily dry-bulb temperatures) falls below (in the case of heating, see heating degree day), or falls above (in the case of cooling, see cooling degree day) an assumed base temperature, norm...
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For any individual day, degree days indicate how far that day's average temperature departed from 65oF. Heating Degree Days measure heating energy demand. It is a measure to indicate how far the average temperature fell below 65oF. Similarly, Cooling Degree Days's, which measure cooling energy deman...
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A rough measure used to estimate the amount of heating required in a given area; is defined as the difference between the mean daily temperature and 65 degrees Fahrenheit. Degree-days are also calculated to estimate cooling requirements.
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A rough measure used to estimate the amount of heating required for a give period; useful to estimate possible oil consumption rates for a given time period.
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degree-day, a unit of measure used to estimate the fuel and power requirements in heating and cooling a building; it is equal to a difference of 1 degree between the outdoor daily average temperature (the mean of the maximum and minimum daily dry-bulb temperatures) and a reference temperature. Degre...
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