On behalf of the State Government of Vorarlberg (Dept. VI-a) and of klimaaktiv Buildings, the baubook Amortization and Cost Calculator for building components was developed. This online tool gives short and concise information about whether thermal insulation pays off and how it impacts the environment. For the existing wall or ceiling the user can select from some typical constructions. Thereafter, the desired insulation material and energy source can be chosen for up to four variants. Default values, e.g. for cost data, can be customized. With one click, the annual environmental impacts and costs are presented in clear diagrams. The user can choose between different impact categories such as primary energy content (renewable / non-renewable), global warming and acidification potential and the eco-indicator OI3. The results are output per square meter per year. The calculation of costs is based on the annuity method.
baubook Amortization and Cost Calculator for components
This online tool gives short and concise information about the cost effectiveness and environmental impact of thermal insulation.
ResearchLifecycle assessments and lifecycle costs
January 2014 – June 2015
Funded by: State Government of Vorarlberg, klimaaktiv Buildings