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considering maintenance cost in LCC (Present Value)

asked 2017-01-25 03:21:19 -0600

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updated 2017-01-25 10:02:14 -0600

Hi, I'm wondering how we can add maintenance cost while calculating Present Value in EnergyPlus?!


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answered 2017-01-25 09:19:27 -0600

Using the LifeCycleCost:RecurringCost object, set the Category field to Maintenance. The ExampleFiles\5ZoneEconomicsTariffAndLifeCycleCosts.idf file (usually in the C:\EnergyPlusV8-6-0\ExampleFiles directory) has an example:

    AnnualMaint,             !- Name
    Maintenance,             !- Category
    7000,                    !- Cost
    ServicePeriod,           !- Start of Costs
    0,                       !- Years from Start
    0,                       !- Months from Start
    1,                       !- Repeat Period Years
    0,                       !- Repeat Period Months
    0;                       !- Annual escalation rate

The present value is reported in the tabular output file in the Life-Cycle Cost Report.

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