Estimating Costs and Benefits

  • Rosalie T. Ruegg
  • Harold E. Marshall


In this chapter we provide guidelines for estimating typical costs and benefits resulting from building decisions. We focus on acquisition costs, capital replacements, residual value, energy costs, maintenance and repair costs, functional use costs, and downtime costs. We also discuss rental income and other benefits. Less emphasis is placed on benefits estimation, but many benefits are in the form of savings computed from cost reductions, and therefore are treated. We also show how to use several published databases. Table 12–1 lists representative types of some of the published data sources we discuss.


Energy Price Shopping Center Repair Cost Sick Building Syndrome Rental Income 
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  • Rosalie T. Ruegg
  • Harold E. Marshall

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