David J. MacKay, BEMP, CPMP, LEED AP, Kohler Ronan, New York City
Lifecycle cost analysis (LCCA) is a tool used to determine the most cost-effective option among HVAC system alternatives.
The design team agreed that the investment decision of whether to build an on-site plant or use the local energy options should be determined using LCCA.
Incorporate these best practices when working with a building owner to create a lifecycle cost analysis (LCCA).
Several resources can help the engineer craft a lifecycle cost analysis (LCCA).