Research Brief: Value of Building Life-Cycle Cost Analysis

Chart comparing the portion of life-cycle costs attributed to various factors.
May 1, 2015

Comparing residential projects in New Orleans and San Francisco, this brief demonstrates a life-cycle cost analysis (LCCA) approach that includes construction, energy consumption, and hazard-induced maintenance 
costs. It Illustrates how, by incorporating initial and future costs, including those due to hazards, building designers can select materials and designs expected to incur the lowest cost across the life of a building. MORE