Event Title

Cost Benefit Analysis of Solar Power in Commercial Construction

Location

CSU Ballroom

Start Date

16-4-2013 2:00 PM

End Date

16-4-2013 4:00 PM

Student's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Mentor's Name

Brian Wasserman

Mentor's Department

Construction Management

Mentor's College

Science, Engineering and Technology

Description

This study is being conducted to discover the life-cycle financial benefits of installing solar power options on commercial construction projects. Electric solar power, a common method of green construction is an expensive upfront option. Through the study of the Alternative Energy Overview prepared for Toro and similar studies with electric solar power as an option, hope to discover that over the life-cycle of the projects there is a financial benefit to having these panels installed.

Buildings studied will include buildings currently being designed and built, and buildings that are at the end of their life-cycle and ready for demolition. Total life-cycle cost must be accounted for to accurately measure the financial benefit of solar power in commercial buildings; the costs associated with conception and design, physical construction, regular maintenance, and future demolition and disposal. The study is conducted to determine if these panels are a worthwhile investment for every person and company, regardless of their feelings for the environment.

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Cost Benefit Analysis of Solar Power in Commercial Construction

CSU Ballroom

This study is being conducted to discover the life-cycle financial benefits of installing solar power options on commercial construction projects. Electric solar power, a common method of green construction is an expensive upfront option. Through the study of the Alternative Energy Overview prepared for Toro and similar studies with electric solar power as an option, hope to discover that over the life-cycle of the projects there is a financial benefit to having these panels installed.

Buildings studied will include buildings currently being designed and built, and buildings that are at the end of their life-cycle and ready for demolition. Total life-cycle cost must be accounted for to accurately measure the financial benefit of solar power in commercial buildings; the costs associated with conception and design, physical construction, regular maintenance, and future demolition and disposal. The study is conducted to determine if these panels are a worthwhile investment for every person and company, regardless of their feelings for the environment.

Recommended Citation

Myre, Andrew and Matt Dauk. "Cost Benefit Analysis of Solar Power in Commercial Construction." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 16, 2013.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2013/poster-session-B/7