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Project-Oriented Life-Cycle Costing Workshop for Energy Conservation in Buildings



S Fuller, Amy S. Rushing, G M. Meyer


The publication serves as a workbook and reference manual for a two-day life-cycle costing (LCc) workshop developed and presented by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the sponsorship of the Federal Energy Management Program (FEMP) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This project-oriented workshop focuses on special topics in LCC analysis that build on the material treated in NIST's basic LCC workshop for energy and water conservation in federal buildings. The workbook contains copies of the visuals used in the workshop presentations, class exercises, and solution reports generated by the supporting LCC software, the Building Life-Cycle Cost (BLCc) program. It contains a summary of the LCC method and FEMP criteria, an overview of BLCC5, and presentation points on the topics treated, such as fuel switching, optional vs. mandatory replacement of building systems, capital investment vs. Outsourcing, and alternative financing. The workbook will be reissued annually to update to the most recent DOE discount rates and energy price escalation rates. The LCC method used is consistent with 10 CFR 436A, Circular A-94, Executive Order 13123, and the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) Standards on Building Economics.
NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR) - 6806
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BLCC, building economics, energy conservation, ESPC, LCC software, life-cycle costing, water conservation


Fuller, S. , Rushing, A. and Meyer, G. (2001), Project-Oriented Life-Cycle Costing Workshop for Energy Conservation in Buildings, NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 13, 2024)
Created September 1, 2001, Updated February 19, 2017