Economic Assessment of Basement Systems

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TypeTechnical Report
Physical description60 p.
SubjectBasements and foundations
AbstractThis study and the accompanying electronic spreadsheet file have been structured to enable ongoing cost/benefit assessments which consider changing construction, energy and financing costs associated with residential basements. The synopsis presented herein may have different outcomes when information specific to particular markets or individual builders is input to the assessment models. It may also be appropriate to consider future trends in the escalation rates of energy prices, an example of which was recently experienced at the gasoline pumps. Irrespective of the perspectives, assumptions and limitations, an accessible and transparent process for assessing the costs and benefits of basement technologies remains an essential component in selecting and constructing well performing, economically viable residential basements.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number50065
NPARC number20378119
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Record identifiera5a1cc20-0511-48f2-9648-4c6c8376f61c
Record created2012-07-24
Record modified2016-10-03
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