Overall Rating Silver - expired
Overall Score 52.81
Liaison Chad King
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2016
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University of Denver
OP-16: Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Chad King
Sustainability Coordinator
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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):

The identification of potential Lighting, Mechanical and Automation system upgrades is done on the basis not only the potential for energy savings and carbon reduction, but also the ongoing maintenance requirements of the existing systems, and the ASHRAE published median service life expectancy of the equipment or systems being evaluated. Once the system replacement cost and the estimated energy benefit have been identified, we perform a financial payback analysis including the estimated annual maintenance labor savings where applicable. The decision to apply funding to a specific project includes and evaluation of the financial merit along with the environmental benefits and the potential for improving our labor efficiency.
In the past 7 years we have implemented (76) Utility Reserve funded projects, meeting the aforementioned criteria, totaling nearly $2.5 million in cost.

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

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