About Yardstick

Learn more

Consultant

Learn more

Institutions

Learn more

How it works

Learn more

Owners

Learn more

Operators

Learn more

Life Cycle Cost Calculator

This tool allows users to calculate the total life-cycle costs over the full life of a building
element, including capital costs, maintenance, energy, insurance & etc.

  • As a user you will have the ability to quickly work out all the costs associated with design / component alternatives offers the best value to the long-term operation of a building.
  • User can undertake comparisons between competing elements (e.g. carpet vs. tiles) over a nominated time-frame. The output includes NPV comparisons, cash-flows and depreciation schedules.
  • Users can access comprehensive catalogue of items DC2O currently holds for comparison purpose or to use as a starting point for customise models
  • This software was release on 25 September 2019 and is included in the paid subscription service.
Functions
Principle Benefits / Features
Whole of life cycle costing
  • Calculate whole of life cycle cost for a specific building element or component design
  • Provides real numbers on the true long-term cost
Comparative evaluation
between different models
or design alternative
  • Allows for comparative evaluation between different models or design alternative
  • Demonstrates specific cost difference
Reporting / outputs
  • Produces building element specific cashflows by cost types and depreciation schedules
  • Outputs provided in many formats to promote wide usage of information

Video

Life Cycle Cost Calculator

An overview of a calculator which allow for whole of life costs to be performed on a property component

Case Studies

Case Study 1 - Single Element

Example of the Output Calculations for a 23kW CRAC Unit

Download

Case Study 2 - Comparison Between Elements

Simple Example of Output for a comparison model for 3 different floor-covering choices

Download