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Assessement of on-Site Renewable Energy Source Consideration with Original Building Construction Procurement Efforts

Title: An Assessement of on-Site Renewable Energy Source Consideration with Original Building Construction Procurement Efforts.
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Name(s): Sneed, Troy Lenard, Jr., author
Clark, Clayton J., II, professor directing thesis
AbdelRazig, Yassir, committee member
Sobanjo, John, committee member
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: As energy resources are needed in abundance to sustain the ever evolving global economy, the world's energy dependency for good reason, is beginning to shift. Various studies have shown that although fossil fuels are still the primary source of energy for the world, the utilization of more sustainable energy resources is on the rise. However due to current competitive bidding strategies and underlying practices that typically consider sustainable features such as renewable energy sources as costly additions rather than effective options to program requirements, building construction procurement strategies have been slow to embrace this change. In this thesis, a methodology is derived for assessing the overall benefits of utilizing a renewable energy source as a program option from the original building construction procurement effort. This methodology was developed by utilizing project procurement methods and techniques, in addition to certain life cycle costing concepts. Data from the original procurement of The Basic School in Quantico, Virginia was used to apply this methodology. The results of this application and supplemental research show that the incorporation of a renewable energy source into the original building construction procurement effort as opposed to additions that are incorporated later in the project procurement effort produced cost and schedule benefits. Furthermore, a contractor could apply this methodology to similar projects that incorporate sustainable features into its original design and cost estimates, and utilize the findings of the application in the technical components of future projects.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-5437 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Fall Semester, 2012.
Date of Defense: October 29, 2012.
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Clayton J. Clark, II, Professor Directing Thesis; Yassir AbdelRazig, Committee Member; John Sobanjo, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Civil engineering
Environmental engineering
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-5437
Owner Institution: FSU

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Sneed, T. L. (2012). An Assessement of on-Site Renewable Energy Source Consideration with Original Building Construction Procurement Efforts. Retrieved from http://purl.flvc.org/fsu/fd/FSU_migr_etd-5437