Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 46.72
Liaison Debbie Liddick
Submission Date April 22, 2014
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Black Hills State University
OP-16: Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 John Hinrichs
Graduate Assistant
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Does the the institution employ Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) as a matter of policy and practice when evaluating energy and water-using products and systems?:

Does the institution employ LCCA as a matter of policy and practice across the operations of the entire institution (i.e. all divisions)?:

A brief description of the LCCA policy(ies) and practice(s):

In addition to policy which requires qualifying new construction and renovations to meet LEED Silver standards and for all appliance purchases to be certified Energy Star or equivalent, if available, when making purchases of items that consume electricity or water, BHSU policy requires consideration of the total cost of ownership of the product in addition to the initial cost, specifically:
• When feasible, LED lighting will be used in all new construction and lighting updates
• New construction should tie into BHSU’s building automation system
• Where applicable, low flow plumbing and automatic valves that meet LEED requirements should be used for renovation and new construction bathrooms
• Electric carts should be purchased before gasoline or diesel vehicles, when practical, for inter-campus use

+ Date Revised: July 1, 2014

The website URL where information about the institution’s LCCA policies and practices is available:
Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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