Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.36
Liaison Ian Johnson
Submission Date June 8, 2015
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Colorado College
OP-16: Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Don Davidson
Director of Purchasing/Finance and Admin
Finance and Admin
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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?:
Yes

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

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

The college’s Design Guidelines specify that “energy conservation must be given special consideration in the design of new or remodeled College buildings. Colorado College requires a life cycle cost analysis, where appropriate, on major components of new facilities and renovation projects.” In addition, the facilities department guidelines state that “opportunities for achieving energy and water use reductions should be identified by design and engineering professionals in every construction or renovation project and considered for implementation based on life cycle cost savings, impact on reaching carbon neutrality, and the importance of demonstrating social responsibility by supporting the college core values and taking a leadership role in nurturing the ethic of environmental sustainability.” Preferences are communicated throughout campus, but CC operates in a decentralized fashion such that some freedoms and options are open across campus purchases.


The website URL where information about the institution’s LCCA policies and practices is available:

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