ERIC Number: ED426581
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jul
An Approach for Measuring Reductions in Operations, Maintenance, and Energy Costs: Baseline Measures of Construction Industry Practices for the National Construction Goals.
Chapman, Robert E.; Rennison, Roderick
The Construction and Building Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) has established seven National Construction Goals for the construction industry and is developing baseline measures for current practices and progress with respect to each goal. This document provides a detailed set of baseline measures for the NSTC goal regarding reductions in operations, maintenance, and energy costs. Following the first chapter's introductory information, chapter 2 introduces the National Construction Goals, describes how a well-defined set of metrics is used to develop the baseline measures and measures of progress, and outlines the project approach. Chapter 3 provides an overview of the construction industry. Chapter 4 presents two data schemes from which key metrics are derived and used to develop the baseline measures. Chapters 5, 6, 7, and 8 examine the baseline measures relating to the residential, commercial/institutional, industrial, and public works sectors respectively. Each sector is examined as to sector size, changes in the sector, and key sector characteristics. The key operations, maintenance, and energy cost baseline measures for each sector are summarized in tabular form at the end of each chapter. Chapter 9 concludes the document with a summary and suggestions for further research. Appendices cover each construction industry sector's individual data hierarchies, as well as providing lists of the assignment of each state to one of the four census regions, the two-digit Standard Industrial Classification Codes, and acronyms and their definitions. (Contains 31 references). (GR)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, DC. National Science and Technology Council.
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD.