Midstate said the business combination will improve the depth of both organisations, position the business to meet the ongoing energy efficiency and power generation needs of their consolidated customers and remain committed to the advancement of complex engineered solutions to help manage building life cycle
In order to fulfill the objectives, a calculation and comparative analysis of life cycle cost between a roof using solar panel and a concrete roof were conducted using Building Life Cycle
Cost (BLCC) version 5 software.
Services in the building life cycle
such as acquisition services, mortgage charges, construction and property management, maintenance charges, etc., are expected to see a more direct effect from VAT," says David Godchaux, CEO of Core Savills.
Firstly, the interviewees mapped the use of LCA considerations onto a graphical figure illustrating a timeline with six phases of a building life cycle
The method results in what engineers note are a shorter, more economical construction cycle and lower building life cycle
The tool will also draw on standards determined by American Society of Testing and Materials Subcommittee E06.81 on Building Economics for determining building life cycle
These costs usually occur in the first or second years of the building life cycle
. However, due to the long time period of analysis, it may be assumed that they occur in the first year, the base year, of the building life cycle
This is the topic of a technical presentation titled “Connecting Use-Phase Benefits with Whole Building Life Cycle
Assessment,” presented by Jerry Phelan, Codes and Standard Advocate, Building Energy Performance and LCA Specialist, Bayer MaterialScience LLC.
Considering environmental impacts in the design phase of a building is crucial, and the main objective of an appropriate building life cycle
analyzing tool should be usability during the design phase of buildings, since the opportunity to reduce the building's environmental impact decreases substantially after its design is completed (Kohler and Lutzkendorf 2002; Lloyd et al.
Results over the entire building life cycle
indicate that construction, while not as significant as the use phase, is as important as other life-cycle stages (Bilec et al., 2010).