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Building Life-Cycle Cost (BLCC) Programs

Organization Department of Energy
Organization Type Government
URL http://www1.eere.energy.gov/femp/information/download_blcc.html
Geographic Scope Nationwide
Issue Energy Efficiency, Environmental Management Systems, Green Building, Water Efficiency
Sector All
Type Of Assistance How-To Guides, Metrics/Assessment Tools
Description The BLCC program conducts economic analyses by evaluating the relative cost effectiveness of alternative buildings and building-related systems or components. Typically, BLCC is used to evaluate alternative designs that may have higher initial costs but lower operating-related costs over the project life due to energy and water conservation.

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