Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 65.35
Liaison Christa Rieck
Submission Date Nov. 23, 2015
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University of Houston
OP-16: Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.00 / 1.00 Gabriel Durham
Graduate assistant
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?:
No

Does the institution employ LCCA as a matter of policy and practice across the operations of the entire institution (i.e. all divisions)?:
No

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

LCCA is not a current policy. LCCA has been considered in several cases, primarily with HVAC equipment and roofing systems. Most currently, we are using this type of analysis in LED lighting retrofits. Facilities Management has started using Life Cycle Cost Analysis to determine long-term paybacks on projects. Specifically, LED lighting retrofits use less maintenance, are longer lasting and more cost effective over time. Additionally, when controls are retro-fitted with our new Common Language Controls repair calls are reduced.


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

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