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Welcome to birmingham.gov.uk

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Whole Life Costing

In order for a building to be truly sustainable, Urban Design will consider a Whole Life Costing of the building as a whole, including all materials used. Essentially, whole life costing is a means of comparing options and their associated cost and income streams over a period of time. Costs to be taken into account include initial capital or procurement costs, opportunity costs and future maintenance and running costs.

Urban Design will undertake a thorough assessment of the project and advise our clients of all costs involved in the project.

SIMPLE EXAMPLE OF WHOLE LIFE COSTING



GLS Light Bulb

V

Low Energy Lamp

Capital Cost

£0.50

V

£1.50

Lifespan

100hrs

V

5000hrs

Equivalent Cost

£0.50p

V

£0.30p

Running Cost for 2000hrs

V

(one working year)

£18

V

£2.80

Replacements per year

2 @ £5 = £10

V

0.4 @ £5= £2

Actual Costs

£29.00

V

£5.10


HIDDEN VALUE

  • 500% safer
  • 600% less pollution
  • 500% less time to maintain
  • 500% less heat

For more further information please contact:
Ian Simpson
Ian.Simpson@birmingham.gov.uk
07825052101