I’ve been doing a bit of a web search in preparation of writing something on my views on breathable construction and air tight buildings. Whilst surfing, I found this great glossary of terms on the Natural Building Technologies (NBT) website. I think it gets the balance between tech speak and layman’s language just right.
As an aside, NBT are another one of those companies that I really like. Their products and the way they suggest you use them, are a really low tech and understandable way of creating sustainable buildings. Definitely worth a look.