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Title: Least life-cycle costs for insulation in Alaska
Authors: Flanders, Stephen N.
Coutts, Harold J.
Keywords: Alaska
Cost analysis
Economic analysis
Military bases
Life cycle costs
Thermal insulation
Publisher: Cold Regions Research and Engineering Laboratory (U.S.)
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
Series/Report no.: CRREL report ; 82-27.
Description: CRREL Report
Abstract: Recommendations for economical thicknesses for building insulation result from a study of fuel and construction costs of 12 military installations in Alaska. A comparison between the insulation thickness that a building owner might choose today and what he might choose in 20 years indicates a trend for much thicker insulation in the future. An analysis of how much more expensive a building built today with the thickness that would be appropriate 20 years hence indicates only a small penalty in life-cycle costs for the additional insulation. Therefore, a minimum of R-32 walls and R-62 attics is recommended for most of Alaska.
Rights: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
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