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An Approach for Measuring Reductions in Operations, Maintenance, and Energy Costs: Baseline Measures of Construction Industry Practices for the National Construction Goals

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Author(s)

Robert E. Chapman, R Rennison

Abstract

The Construction and Building Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council is developing baseline measures of current construction industry practices and measures of current construction industry practices and measures of progress with respect to each of the seven National Construction Goals. The seven National Construction Goals are concerned with: (1) reductions in the delivery time of constructed facilities; (2) reductions in operations, maintenance, and energy costs; (3) increases in occupant productivity and comfort; (4) reductions in occupant-related illnesses and injuries; (5) reductions in waste and pollution; (6) increases in the durability and flexibility of constructed facilities; and (7) reductions in construction worker illnesses and injuries. Baseline measures and measures of progress are being produced for each of the four key construction industry sectors. The four sectors are: (1) residential; (2) commercial/institutional; (3) industrial; and (4) public works. This report provides a detailed set of baseline measures for National Construction Goal 2 (reductions in operations, maintenance, and energy costs). As such, it describes data sources, data classifications and hierarchies, and the metrics used to develop the baseline measures. Extensive use of charts and tables is made throughout this document to illustrate the process by which the baseline measures were developed.
Citation
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6185
Report Number
6185

Keywords

building economics, building maintenance, building materials, buildings, construction, costs, economic analysis, energy consumption, energy costs

Citation

Chapman, R. and Rennison, R. (1998), An Approach for Measuring Reductions in Operations, Maintenance, and Energy Costs: Baseline Measures of Construction Industry Practices for the National Construction Goals, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=860011 (Accessed March 4, 2024)
Created September 1, 1998, Updated February 19, 2017