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Measuring the actual energy cost performance of green buildings: a test of the earned value management approach

Dwaikat, L. N. and Ali, K. N. (2016) Measuring the actual energy cost performance of green buildings: a test of the earned value management approach. Energies, 9 (3). ISSN 1996-1073

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Abstract

Reduced energy consumption is a key aspect of the green building. Nonetheless, research indicates that there is a performance gap between the predicted and the actual energy performance once buildings are occupied, which implies a cost deviation from the anticipated energy cost performance. However, the cost deviation also might result from lower or higher energy rates than expected. As an appropriate research methodology for existing theory testing, case study research strategy was adopted to empirically examine the earned value management (EVM) approach to measure the actual life cycle cost performance of energy in green buildings. With slight methodological and terminological adaptations, it is found that the EVM approach can be applied to conduct a holistic cost performance measurement of the actual energy consumption in green buildings. The strength of the earned value approach is that it allows for detecting whether the energy cost saving or overrun results from lower or higher energy consumption, or from actual energy rate variations. The earned value approach allows for quantifying each cost variance independently, which is a significant aspect of actual energy cost performance measurement in green buildings.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Budget control, Buildings, Costs, Energy utilization, Life cycle, Value engineering, Earned value management, Green buildings, Lifecycle costs, Performance gaps, Performance measurements, Energy conservation
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:73745
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:18 Nov 2017 11:57
Last Modified:18 Nov 2017 11:57

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