Selection of Building Designs and Building Components

  • Rosalie T. Ruegg
  • Harold E. Marshall


Designers must make many choices in planning a building, ranging from global building design to detailed selections of mechanical systems and furnishings. The first case study illustrates the use of LCC, NS, SIR (applied incrementally), and sensitivity analysis to evaluate the choice of alternative building designs. The second case study illustrates the use of NB and decision analysis to decide which package of retrofit designs for energy conservation is economically preferred.


Design Package Building Design Conventional Design Decision Node Repair Cost 
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  1. Lippiatt, Barbara, and Rosalie Ruegg. 1987. Energy Prices and Discount Factors for Life-Cycle Cost Analysis. NBSIR 85–3273–2. Gaithersburg, Maryland: National Bureau of Standards.Google Scholar
  2. Marshall, Harold E. 1988. Techniques for Treating Uncertainty and Risk in the Economic Evaluation of Building Investments. SP757. Gaithersburg, Maryland: National Institute of Standards and Technology.Google Scholar
  3. Ruegg, Rosalie T. 1987. Life-Cycle Costing Manual for the Federal Energy Management Program. NBS handbook 135 (Rev. 1987). Gaithersburg, MD: National Bureau of Standards.Google Scholar

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  • Rosalie T. Ruegg
  • Harold E. Marshall

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