Life-Cycle Cost Models for Green Buildings
  • Release Date : 15 November 2020
  • Publisher : Butterworth-Heinemann
  • Genre : Architecture
  • Pages : 250 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9780128200629
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Download or read book entitled Life-Cycle Cost Models for Green Buildings by author: I.M. Chethana S. Illankoon which was release on 15 November 2020 and published by Butterworth-Heinemann with total page 250 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Life-Cycle Cost Models for Green Buildings: With Optimal Green Star Credits illustrates the tools and methods for developing a life-cycle cost model that incorporates developer constraints while maximizing the number of credit points achieved. The book identifies the interdependencies among various credits in the Green Star environmental rating system. Afterwards, life-cycle cost is calculated by considering six main central business districts (CBDs) of Australia. The net present value (NPV) technique is used to calculate life-cycle costs. Further, a sensitivity analysis is also carried out for selected credits to identify the changes to life-cycle cost to the changes in discount rate. Once all the life-cycle cost data is calculated, this book illustrates the development of the proposed model using a Java application which allows users to evaluate each key criterion of green buildings separately. The book is designed to provide ample knowledge of the various options available to get green building certification and the further implications in-terms of life-cycle. Provides cost saving and management advice for keeping a green building project operating on time and budget throughout their life-cycle Expertly explains the various options available for gaining green building certification Allows users to build life-cycle cost models which is unique to the project at hand