Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.35
Liaison Alexis Reyes
Submission Date Oct. 29, 2015
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Pomona College
OP-16: Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Ginny Routhe
Sustainability Integration Office
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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 the Sustainability Action Plan for the College, adopted in 2011, the Green Building Standards require life cycle cost analyses on major building systems. Stated in the Executive summary:
New Construction/Major Renovation
These updated standards focus on events, analyses, and reports throughout the programming, design,
construction, and project completion phases of a project, including:
>> A sustainability workshop during the programming phase
>> Life cycle cost analysis on major building systems
>> Cost-benefi t analysis of building systems and features
>> Sustainability report upon project completion

>> During the schematic design phase, the project team must engage in the following activities:66
- Develop renewable energy goals
- Refi ne/confi rm sustainability initiatives
- Life cycle cost analysis Generation of a life cycle cost report to compare design alternatives,
considering systematically the impacts of building systems on each other. At a minimum, the
following major building systems must be examined using life cycle cost analysis:
- Mechanical: HVAC equipment and controls, energy sources
- Electrical: lighting sources and controls
- Envelope: roofi ng, insulation/mass, glazing
- Develop preliminary energy model

>> During the design development phase, the project team must engage in the following activities:67
- Life cycle cost analysis update Update on life cycle cost report for whole building and
decisions made on building systems and other features

Project completion
>> All project teams must collaborate with the Sustainability Integration Offi ce to produce a report
detailing sustainability-related project features, a review of initial sustainability goals/objectives and
whether they were fulfi lled, and relevant life cycle cost analyses. This report must be cataloged and
available online.

Minor Renovation/Projects
The process for projects of at least $5 million that otherwise do not constitute “new construction or major
renovation” should include a sustainability workshop, the use of life cycle cost analysis for major building
systems, and other activities to ensure an efficient and high-performing facility.

Pomona College Campus Planning Guidelines:
Projects that increase square-footage above the existing 2010 base will include a feasibility study to
determine the effects of a net-zero increase in energy use and carbon emissions for the additional
square-footage. The evaluation should include programmatic, aesthetic, and fi rst and life-cycle
cost considerations.

The website URL where information about the institution’s LCCA policies and practices is available:
+ Date Revised: Dec. 4, 2015

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