Goal directed life cycle costing as a method to evaluate the economic feasibility of office buildings with conventional and TI-facades

Ing Liang Wong, Srinath Perera, Philip C. Eames

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    Abstract

    Transparent insulation systems (TI-systems) of less than 20cm thick have been developed as an alternative to opaque wall insulation and windows, which provide a financial return to building occupants when applied to building facades. Lack of detailed cost analysis of TI-systems is a major constraint to the application of TI-wall and TI-glazing in buildings. A goal directed life cycle costing (LCC) technique and sensitivity analysis used to evaluate the economic feasibility of TI-applications in office buildings form the basis of this research. It was undertaken as part of research to determine optimum energy and cost performance of TI-systems for external cladding of high-rise and low-rise office buildings in temperate and tropical climates.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)715-735
    Number of pages21
    JournalConstruction Management and Economics
    Volume28
    Issue number7
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2010

    Keywords

    • transparent insulation system
    • construction industry
    • cost influence diagrams

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