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Structured repository of existing LCC calculation tools

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Which are the main inputs/outputs of a Life Cycle Cost calculation tool? Which tool hould I use according to the purpose of my evaluation? The selection of the proper calculation tool for the LCC evaluation is crucial for a cost-effective evaluation.

In order to have a comprehensive overview of the existing LCC calculation approaches, the consortium of CRAVEZero performed s a structured analysis of existing LCC evaluation tools, underlining features, complementarities and overlappings. The analysis deals with ten tools, for which is available at least a trial version in English or German: RETScreen Expert, BLCC5, Harvard Life Cycle Calculator, University of California LCC, Sweden LCC tool for procurement, SMART SPP LCC-CO2 tool, GaBi- Thinkstep, Econ Calc, LZK-Tool ATPsustain, LEGEP.

The report describe the approach and the results of the analysis, with a couple of comparative tables of the analysed tools.

If you are interested, you can download the report here!