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Life Cycle Cost & Discounted Cash Flow Analysis for Energy Projects - Online Seminar
Life Cycle Cost & Discounted Cash Flow Analysis for Energy Projects - Online Seminar
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Price: $495.00
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NOTE: Seminar fees listed are per person for a single audio and video connection for individual use, and may not be shared with other users. All participants must individually pre-register for the desired course in order to participate. If you would like pricing information on multiple registrations for the same seminar, please contact: Terese Lavallee, phone 770-925-9633, email:

Presented online in a series of two live 2-hour time modules, this seminar is designed to show you how to utilize life cycle cost or discounted cash flow analysis as an effective tool to quantitatively assess potential energy cost reducing investments.

AIA Learning Units Eligible


This course has been approved by AIA for continuing education credits. The AIA requires that its registered architect members earn 18 Learning Unit (LU) hours of continuing education credit annually (eight hours of which must be related to Health, Safety, and Welfare topics and four of those eight in Sustainable Design) to remain in good standing. Architectural boards in 40 states, 10 Canadian Provinces, and 19 countries have implemented mandatory continuing education (MCE) for re-licensure.

The Association of Energy Engineers is an approved training provider within the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Continuing Education Systems (CES) Registered Provider program.

You can participate in the seminar from your office, home, or anywhere you have access to the internet and a phone or VOIP. You'll have opportunities to interact with your instructor and colleagues in real time during the two live, interactive online sessions.

About the Seminar

This course earns .4 CEUs, 4 PDHs and .8 AEE Credits toward Re-certification.

This is an introductory course on discounted cash flow analysis, also known as life-cycle cost analysis. More specifically, the course will provide instruction on how to calculate project economic "figures-of-merit" such as

  • Net present value
  • Internal rate of return
  • Levelized cost
  • Projected payback

The first portion of the program will cover the terminology and mathematics of discounted cash flow analysis. The second portion will describe and exemplify use of an Excel spreadsheet for use in calculating the specific economic "figures-of- merit" for a project under consideration. The course will be conducted in an interactive style, and students will be encouraged to ask questions as the material is presented. Practice "homework" will also be provided in both sessions.

While this seminar is appropriate for those with no prior training or experience with the topic, it is also designed to serve as a valuable refresher course, presenting important updates on how to utilize the most up-to-date analysis techniques for those who do have prior experience in the field.

You will leave this program with a much clearer understanding of what discounted cash flow analysis encompasses, and how to optimally apply it to assess and economically evaluate strategies and projects under consideration for meeting your organization's energy cost reduction goals.

Dates and Times

The following offering(s) of the Life Cycle Cost & Discounted Cash Flow Analysis for Energy Projects Online Seminar are currently scheduled. The program consists of two 2-hour teleconferencing sessions, for a total of 4 hours of instruction.

Beginning on DATES TO BE DECIDED  with session dates and times as follows:

Course Module
Times (Eastern time US)
Day 1
12 - 2pm
Day 2
12 - 2pm

Completion of both modules is required to receive CEU and PDH Credit, and Course Certificate awarded by AEE.


Seminar Agenda

The Life Cycle Cost & Discounted Cash Flow Analysis for Energy Projects Online Seminar will be presented in two 2-hour teleconferencing modules, covering the following topics:

MODULE 1: 2 hours

  • DCFA - All You Need to Know on One Slide
  • Time Value of Money / Discount Rate
  • DCF Standard Assumptions and Mathematics
  • Inflation
  • Taxes
  • Depreciation
  • Useful, Economic, and Depreciable Lifetimes
  • Economic Figures of Merit
  • Homework Problems

MODULE 2: 2 hours

  • Presentation of TEAM (The Economic Analysis Model) Spreadsheet

    • Project data
    • Initial capital costs
    • Annually recurring costs
    • Revenues
    • Interim capital replacement costs
    • Depreciation
    • Results
    • Special situations or making the model "dance"
  • Sample Problems Using TEAM

Your Realtime Program Instructor

DARYL BROWN is a senior staff engineer at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, where he has worked for the past 37 years. The majority of his experience has been associated with the evaluation of advanced energy technologies, with the results of his work documented in more than 200 publications. Mr. Brown specializes in cost estimating and life-cycle costing for all types of technologies and has conducted many preliminary engineering feasibility studies. His recent worked has focused on cost and performance analyses of hydrogen delivery systems for fuel cell vehicles and building energy systems at U.S. Army facilities. Mr. Brown has a B.S. in chemical engineering from Oregon State University and an M.B.A. from the University of Washington.

Course Materials and Advance Preparations

The seminar fee covers registration for both two-hour program modules, seminar workbook (downloadable PDF format), course certificate, and teleconferencing services, including domestic phone charges. (International calls will have non-tollfree access.) Payment in full must be received prior to the start date of the seminar.

You will receive instructions, personal support, and a chance to test your teleconferencing connection in advance of the first session.

Enrollment in this realtime online seminar will be limited to 40 participants to ensure that each student has ample opportunity for interaction with instructors and other participants.