Overall Rating Expired
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Liaison Rochelle Owen
Submission Date Jan. 7, 2015
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Dalhousie University
OP-16: Life Cycle Cost Analysis

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Complete Expired Rochelle Owen
Executive Director of Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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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):

Dalhousie University has a Purchasing Policy that governs purchasing at the University.  In this Purchasing Policy, Section Three on Sustainability Purchasing includes that the “Procurement decisions will consider the total cost of ownership of an item based on analysis of vendor’s response to the above criteria”. 

In addition “Employees are required to utilize sustainability considerations when purchasing for university requirements.” Sustainability considerations are highlighted on the Office of Sustainability website in a Sustainable Procurement check list. In the Procurement check list, items are listed including life cycle costing; “Total cost of ownership (life cycle costing) should be evaluated. This includes capital, operating and disposal costs. Costs include factors such as utility consumption and costs; maintenance and management, durability.


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

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