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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.

Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.60
Liaison Shanna Eller
Submission Date Feb. 27, 2015
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STARS v2.0

University of North Carolina, Greensboro
OP-16: Life Cycle Cost Analysis

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 1.00 Trey McDonald
Sustainability Coordinator
Sustainability Office
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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 State of North Carolina requires that all facilities constructed or renovated for the State, 20,000 GSF in area or larger, shall be designed on the basis of life-cycle cost. The goal of the legislation was to ensure that designers maximize the long-term benefits to the State, within the confines of a specific capital appropriation, since it is obvious that the cost imposed on the State over the life of a building far exceeds the initial construction investment. Further, under SB668, All construction projects with approved budgets of $2M must select building systems (from building envelope, to mechanical and electrical systems) based on life cycle cost analysis.


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

Information for this credit was received from Jorge Quintal, AVC for Facilities and Chief Sustainability Officer at UNCG.

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