[′hēd·iŋ ‚lōd]
(civil engineering)
The quantity of heat per unit time that must be provided to maintain the temperature in a building at a given level.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Rate at which heat must be added to a space to maintain a desired temperature.

The total heat per unit time that must be supplied in order to maintain a specified temperature in any space, building, or group of buildings.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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