Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 68.06
Liaison Brad Spanbauer
Submission Date June 18, 2014
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University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
OP-16: Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Brian Kermath
Sustainability Director
Sustainability 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 making a sustainable purchasing decision, the entire life cycle costs (financial, environmental, and social) of the product are taken into consideration. The life cycle takes into account extraction, production, manufacturing, distribution, operation, maintenance and disposal. Many “green” products are competitively priced with their conventional counterparts, are of comparable quality, and have one or more of the following attributes: • High Content from Post-Consumer Recycled Materials • Low Embodied Energy (consumed to extract, manufacture, distribute and dispose) • Recyclable • Non-toxic • Energy Efficient • Durable and/or Repairable • Produced in an Environmentally- and Socially-Sustainable Manner

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

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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