Practicable Optimum Life Cycle Energy Cost Law and Legal Definition

According to 10 CFR 435.302 (q) [Title 10 Energy; Chapter II Department Of Energy; Subchapter D Energy Conservation; Part 435 Energy Efficiency Standards for New Federal Low-Rise Residential Buildings; Subpart C Mandatory Energy Efficiency Standards for Federal Residential Buildings], the term practicable optimum life cycle energy cost means “the energy costs of the set of conservation measures that has the minimum life cycle cost to the Federal government incurred during a 25 year period and including the costs of construction, maintenance, operation, and replacement.”