Skip to main content
U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.

Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock ( ) or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

Energy Price Indices and Discount Factors for Life-Cycle Cost Analysis - April 2004



L I. Schultz, Amy S. Rushing, S Fuller


This is the April 2004 edition of energy price indices and discount factors for performing life-cycle cost analyses of energy and water conservation and renewable energy projects in federal facilities. It will be effective from April 1, 2004 to March 31, 2005. This publication supports the federal life-cycle costing methodology described in 10 CFR 436A and OMB Circular A-94 by updating the energy price projections and discount factors that are described, explained, and illustrated in NIST Handbook 135 (HB 135, Life-cycle Costing Manual for the Federal Energy Management Program). It supports private-sector life-cycle cost analysis by updating the energy price indices that are described, explained and illustrated in NBS Special Publication 709 (SP 709, Comprehensive Guide for Least-Cost Energy Decisions).
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) -


building economics, cost effectiveness, economic performance, energy conservation, life-cycle cost analysis, present-value analysis, water conservation


Schultz, L. , Rushing, A. and Fuller, S. (2017), Energy Price Indices and Discount Factors for Life-Cycle Cost Analysis - April 2004, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD (Accessed April 22, 2024)
Created February 19, 2017