Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia: Life Cycle Costing for Green Building Design Workshop

This workshop will introduce ASTM and ISO Building Economics Standards and impart the skills necessary to apply the Life Cycle Costing (LCC) methodology to the evaluation and analysis of investments in buildings, specifically in the field of energy efficiency and Green Buildings. The seminar is divided into three progressive hands-on workshop sessions to gain experience in using the comprehensive Financial Tables provided, and applying the LCC technique to the evaluation and analysis of investments in buildings. Calculations are simply, only standard calculators are required for the workshops. Seminar covers:

  • ASTM and ISO Building Economics Standards
  • Selection of Financial Criteria
  • LCC Financial Tables – Present Value Factors (SPV, UPV, SPV*, UPV*)
  • Workshop A: Calculating Present Values
  • Data requirements for calculating Life Cycle Costs
  • Workshop B: Calculating Life Cycle Costs
  • Supplementary evaluation measures  (NS, SIR, AIRR, DPB)
  • Workshop C:  Supplementary Evaluation Measures
  • Sources of LCC data and software
  • Integrating LCC in the design process

Instructor Robert P. Charette, P.E., CVS, PQS is an associate adjunct professor at Concordia University in Montreal.  He is a member of ISO TC 59/WG4 on Life Cycle Costing and ASTM S/C E06.81 on Building Economics; he was co-chairman of the ASTM Task Group that developed the UNIFORMAT II Standard Classification of Building Elements, widely used for building design estimates and schematic phase specifications. This workshop will take place on Thursday, May 12, 2011 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Lunch will be provided). Venue to be announced. For further Information, visit or contact Ailene Lim, Professional Development Coordinator, at (Phone: 604-430-8035  ext. 4899).

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