Generally, income from rents, royalties, dividends, interest and gains from the sale of securities. A meaning created by the Tax Reform Act of 1986 distinguishes passive income or loss from active income and portfolio income.
A system of features incorporated into a building's design to use and maximize the effects of he sun's natural heating capability. System that supplies solar heat without the use of pumps or electric fans.
A door, usually glass-paned, used as for a rear or side entrance to a house. Usually refers to a sliding glass door with two sections moving on a track - one side slides open and the other remains stationary.
1. Ornamented part of a building jutting out from the main building.
2. Large tent, often with a peaked top.
3. Building or part of a building, sometimes partly open and ornamented, used for entertainment purposes.
4. Any of the separate or connected parts of a group of related buildings.
Surface of a parking lot or road, intended to be tough and resistant yet smooth. Normally there is a wear surface of asphaltic concrete, which is a mixture of asphalt and gravel, over aggregate sub-base of gravel over compacted soil.
Device which, when used on a winch, contains the ratchet so that it doesn't turn, to keep the load from pulling the cable back off the spool where it is wound. The pawl moves from one ratchet tooth to the next, when the cable is turned.