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The Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™ (STARS) is a transparent, self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance.

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Liaison Tina Woolston
Submission Date Nov. 12, 2015
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Tufts University
OP-16: Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Barbara Stein
Strategic Capital Programs Director
Operations
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Does the the institution employ Life Cycle Cost Analysis (LCCA) as a matter of policy and practice when evaluating energy and water-using products and systems?:
Yes

Does the institution employ LCCA as a matter of policy and practice across the operations of the entire institution (i.e. all divisions)?:
No

A brief description of the LCCA policy(ies) and practice(s):

The Campus Sustainability Council's report, issued in May 2013, recommended LCCA policies and practices:

Incorporate life-cycle costing considerations about waste, water, and energy savings
early enough in the project development process so that sustainable options can be
chosen at the point that allows for maximum financial savings or reduces incurred costs.

Institutionalize life-cycle cost analysis throughout all project phases, from initiation
through design and ongoing maintenance.

Provide Life-Cycle costing template in project management toolkit.


The website URL where information about the institution’s LCCA policies and practices is available:

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