NYSERDA Life Cycle Cost Tool

The Life Cycle Cost Tool provides a complete financial analysis of competing project designs. The analysis takes into account all of the owning and operating costs, including installation and material costs, and energy and maintenance costs. It shows that an incremental investment in effective, energy-efficient design can yield savings year after year. This is presented in terms of the commonly accepted simple payback period (in years) and in the rate of return on investment. The cumulative energy and maintenance expenditures and savings are shown in five, ten, fifteen, and twenty year increments to help your client understand savings over the life of the system.

Lighting Projection Calculation Tool

The Lighting Projection Calculation Tool excel sheet designed and used by Dunn Electric’s Engineering and Production Manager, Chuck Francisco, calculates the total cost, simple payback, monthly savings and total rebates possible for an energy efficient lighting upgrade, by comparing data from an existing lighting system against a proposed lighting system. Similar to the NYSERDA Life Cycle Cost Tool, but more simplified to get right to the point…amount of money saved through more energy efficient lighting.

NYSERDA – New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

DSIRE – Find Incentives in your own State

Energy Star – Find out about tax credits for energy efficiency

U.S. Department of Energy: ePACT Federal Tax Incentives