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Energies 2017, 10(1), 59; doi:10.3390/en10010059

Development of an Nearly Zero Emission Building (nZEB) Life Cycle Cost Assessment Tool for Fast Decision Making in the Early Design Phase

SAMOO Architects and Engineers, Seoul 138-240, Korea
Academic Editor: Monjur Mourshed
Received: 11 October 2016 / Revised: 16 December 2016 / Accepted: 22 December 2016 / Published: 6 January 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Zero-Carbon Buildings)
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An economic feasibility optimization method for the life cycle cost (LCC) has been developed to apply energy saving techniques in the early design stages of a building. The method was developed using default data (e.g., operation schedules), energy consumption prediction equations and cost prediction equations utilizing design variables considered in the early design phase. With certain equations developed, an LCC model was constructed using the computational program MATLAB, to create an automated optimization process. To verify the results from the newly developed assessment tool, a case study on an office building was performed to outline the results of the designer’s proposed model and the cost optimal model. View Full-Text
Keywords: cost optimal model; designer’s proposed model; LCC analysis; nearly Zero Emission Building; investment cost; operation cost cost optimal model; designer’s proposed model; LCC analysis; nearly Zero Emission Building; investment cost; operation cost
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Kang, H.J. Development of an Nearly Zero Emission Building (nZEB) Life Cycle Cost Assessment Tool for Fast Decision Making in the Early Design Phase. Energies 2017, 10, 59.

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