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Title: BEPS (BUILDING ENERGY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS) AND THE ART OF LIFE CYCLE COSTING
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: Conservation Foundation
United States of America
Date Published: 1980
Page Count: 4
Sponsoring Agency: Conservation Foundation
Washington, DC 20036
National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: SIX STEPS IN DOING A LIFE CYLCE COST (LCC) ANALYSIS ARE PRESENTED, AND SUGGESTIONS FOR IMPROVING THESE STEPS ARE MADE IN THE INTERESTS OF GREATER ENERGY EFFICIENCY.
Abstract: LIFE-CYCLE COST (LCC) ANALYSIS HELPS IN DECIDING IF IT IS WORTH INVESTING EXTENSIVE MONIES NOW IN ORDER TO AVOID INCURRING HIGHER OPERATING OR MAINTENANCE COSTS LATER. THE ANALYZER CHOOSES WHICH ELEMENTS WILL BE THE CONSTANTS AND WHICH THE PARAMETERS OR ELEMENTS OF CHANGE IN THE ANALYSIS. IN ADDITION, THE PERIOD LENGTH MUST BE CHOSEN, THE COSTS AND BENEFITS OF THE CHANGES MEASURED AND QUANTIFIED, AND VARIOUS DESIGN OPTIONS FOR BOTH COSTS AND BENEFITS COMPARED. IN EXAMINING THE DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) LIFE-CYCLE COST ANALYSIS FOR THE SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCE, HOWEVER, CERTAIN CONDITIONS,--TRIPLE WINDOW GLAZING AND THERMOSTATS SET AT 70 DEGREES--ARE ASSUMED AS CONSTANTS. IN ADDITION, INFORMATION ON THE DOE PARAMETER RANGES AND THE DESIGNS THAT SHOULD RESULT FROM THESE CHOICES IS NOT AVAILABLE. DOE FURTHER ASSUMES THAT ALL OF THE FIXTURES THAT CONTRIBUTE SIGNIFICANTLY TO THE COST OF A HOUSE WILL NOT BE REPLACED FOR 30 YEARS AND DOES NOT TAKE THE INCREASED MARKET VALUE OF AN ENERGY CONSERVING HOUSE INTO ACCOUNT. DOE ALSO USES AN ADD-ON APPROACH WHICH MAKES CONSERVATION OPTIONS APPEAR MORE EXPENSIVE THAN THEY REALLY ARE. BEPS SHOULD BE SET AT THE LCC MINIMUM THAT ALSO PROVIDES BENEFITS WITHIN ACCEPTABLE COMFORT TOLERANCE LEVELS. TO ENCOURAGE MORE ENERGY EFFICIENCY, DOE NEEDS TO MAKE FURTHER REVISIONS TO ITS LCC WORK FOR SINGLE FAMILY RESIDENCES AND TO APPLY THE SAME PHILOSOPHY TO ALL OTHER BUILDINGS. (AOP)
Index Term(s): Allocution; Energy conservation; Energy requirements; Energy resources; Environmental laws
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