CABA Information Series
IS-2004-20: Life Cycle Costing of Automation Controls for Intelligent and Integrated Facilities
The purpose of this report, written by Thomas Keel of Georgia Institute of Technology for CABA's Intelligent & Integrated Buildings Council, is to demonstrate, by using life cycle costing methodology that owners receive the best value, as defined by total cost of ownership over the life of new building construction or substantial renovation, by implementing intelligent & integrated building technologies. Many sources provided data, both objective and subjective, for this research. Current literature on the subject suggests that intelligent buildings with integrated controls can maximize energy saving control strategies, and more readily abide with federal guidelines for building construction. This research and data analyses can be tailored to, and is applicable for, any commercial office building.