NISTIR 85-3273-31 Energy Price Indices and Discount Factors for Life-Cycle Cost Analysis – 2016 Annual Supplement to NIST Handbook 135  


This manual is a guide to understanding life-cycle costing and related methods of economic analysis as they are applied to federal decisions, especially those subject to 10 CFR 436A rules. It describes the required procedures and assumptions, defines and explains how to apply and interpret economic performance measures, gives examples of federal decision problems and their solutions, explains how to use energy price indices and discount factors, and provides worksheets and other computational aids and instructions for calculating the required measures.