Decision support for sustainable, healthier and more productive buildings

W. Zeiler, H.N. Maaijen, W.H. Maassen

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There is a clear need for more sustainable, healthier and thus more productive solutions within the built environment. However at the moment the initial investment costs for applying new and more sustainable solutions for a good Indoor Air Quality within buildings are higher than the traditional solutions. As there is often a fixation on primary investment costs, is it very important to stimulate the application of Life Cycle Performance Costing models, to show clients which alternative, on the long run, is the best solution. The Life Cycle Performance Costing tool was developed to assess possible sustainable design solutions. The tool shows the advantages of more sustainable and healthier solutions during their lifecycle and so supports the decision making in favor for the possible application of those solutions. It uses dynamic costing based on discounted cash flows and the use of user scenarios instead of a traditional static approach. A first version is used to compare alternative room conditionings alternatives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
EditorsL. Morawska, R. Dear, de
Number of pages6
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012 - Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Brisbane, QLD, Australia
Duration: 8 Jul 201212 Jul 2012
Conference number: 10


Conference10th International Conference on Healthy Buildings 2012
Abbreviated titleHB 2012
CityBrisbane, QLD
Other“Bridging the Gap Between Science and Health”


  • Costs effectiveness
  • Life Cycle Costing
  • Life Cycle Performance Costing
  • Productivity


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