Financing the Climate Agenda through Built Sector Total Life-Cycle Valuing (TLCv) (High Performance Design)

By Dennis Ramdahin.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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Purpose: This paper was compiled with the intent of underscoring the benefits of high performance design, its relationship to productivity gains and losses, and the total life-cycle and building design cause-and-effect cost relationship. It also aims to provide a clear and simple understanding of life-cycle energy-economic-carbon risks portfolio of the built sector (individually or collectively), to guide credible reasoning for decision-making at the highest levels in policy making concerning global warming. These are geared towards developing practical financial risk management models and policies (most coveted by the climate change campaign) that would steer life-cycle value considerations into capital funding arrangements for advancing and improving high performance building design by all sectors of the global economy. This will inevitably advance the carbon emissions reduction initiative.

Keywords: Life-Cycle Valuing, Creative Financing, Green Buildings, New Building Finance Model

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp.367-380. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.833MB).

Dennis Ramdahin

Independent Research Scientist, United States Federal and State Governments, New York City, NY, USA

The Lead Research for this paper was Dennis Ramdahin, MS, Energy Analyst and Sustainable Development Practitioner. Peer review, support and guidance, and financial engineering confidence were provided by Raymond Myrthil, Ph.D., Econometrician, Economist & Financial Engineering, New York City. The TLCv concept, graphic models and concept representations were designed and created by Dennis Ramdahin and as such remain the copyrighted property of the author. These models are referred to as the Ramdahin’s Total Life Cycle Valuing Models or Ramdahin’s Energy-Economic-Carbon Risk Management Model.

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