Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.78
Liaison Amber Saxton
Submission Date Sept. 9, 2014
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George Mason University
OP-16: Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Margaret Lo
University Sustainability Director
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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 2013, George Mason University (Mason) incorporated Environmental Standards into its Design Information Manual. This document provides guidance on Mason's environmental goals, priorities, and minimum requirements for teams building or renovating on Mason's campuses. Within sections 1.5 and 3.4 of that document, it states that the university expects its Design Teams will propose practices, technologies, and designs that are based on life cycle analysis and support efforts to mitigate Mason’s current and future impact on the natural environment.

Mason Facilities manages the planning, construction, operations, and maintenance of all of Mason's campuses and increasingly employs life cycle cost analysis in its decision making process.

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

Information provided for FY14.

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