A historic picture of a 1905 barracks building at Fort Vancouver, which is up for redevelopment.
Fort Vancouver National Historic Site
The Fort Vancouver National Historic Site, across the river from Portland, is a unique 200-acre cultural site in the Northwest with ties to the earliest days of settlement in the Oregon Territory. Since 2012, it’s also owned about 33 acres of former Department of Defense land that the National Park Service is now looking to redevelop into a “dynamic, sustainable public service campus.”
via 33 acres and 20 historic buildings up for redevelopment at Fort Vancouver – Portland Business Journal.
For construction and demolition waste the DoD set a goal of 58 percent to be recycled – Fort Leonard Wood exceeded that by diverting 79 percent of that waste from landfills.
via Fort Leonard Wood goes beyond Army green | Local – KY3.com.
Based on the data from the LCCA analyses, overall findings included:
Renovation of Pre-War Buildings can be cost effective compared to new construction on a life-cycle cost basis, both with and without factoring in the monetized value of GHG emissions.
Leveraging existing building materials and original design intelligence, modernization of Pre-War Buildings can achieve comparable levels of energy consumption as new construction at a LEED Silver level.
On a life-cycle cost basis, Pre-War Buildings generate less total GHG emissions compared to new construction. GHG savings from initial construction (Scope 3) is the driver of this result.
While adding monetized GHG emissions to the project cost reflects the true economic cost, it does not have a significant impact on LLCA project NPV results. The absolute dollar values of GHG emission differences among Project Alternatives was extremely low.
Incorporating the monetary value of GHG emissions raised the total project life-cycle costs across all project alternatives by approximately 2 to 3%.
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