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dc.contributor.authorFulton, Lawrence V. ( Orcid Icon 0000-0001-8603-1913 )
dc.contributor.authorBeauvais, Bradley ( )
dc.contributor.authorBrooks, Matthew ( )
dc.contributor.authorKruse, Clemens S. ( Orcid Icon 0000-0002-7636-1086 )
dc.contributor.authorLee, Kimberly ( Orcid Icon 0000-0001-8312-6458 )
dc.date.accessioned2020-06-22T17:18:15Z
dc.date.available2020-06-22T17:18:15Z
dc.date.issued2020-04
dc.identifier.citationFulton, L., Beauvais, B., Brooks, M., Kruse, C. S., & Lee, K. (2020). A publicly available cost simulation of sustainable construction options for residential houses. Sustainability, 12(2873), pp. 1-19.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2071-1050
dc.identifier.urihttps://digital.library.txstate.edu/handle/10877/11846
dc.description.abstractA major consideration for consumers and the residential construction industry is the cost–benefit and break-even of various sustainable construction options. This research provides a publicly available simulation that allows users to compare baseline construction options versus sustainable options and evaluates both break-even costs as well as environmental effects. This R Shiny Monte Carlo simulation uses common pseudo-random number streams for replicability and includes options for solar, rainwater harvesting, wells, Icynene foam, engineered lumber, Energy Star windows and doors, low flow fixtures, aerobic/non-aerobic/city waste treatment, electric versus gasoline vehicles, and many other options. This is the first simulation to quantify multiple sustainable construction options, associated break-even points, and environmental considerations for public use.Using user default parameters, coupled with a 100% solar solution for a baseline 3000 square foot/279square meter house with 2 occupants results in a break-even of 9 years. Results show that many of the sustainable options are both green for the environment and green for the pocketbook.en_US
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dc.format.extent20 pages
dc.format.medium1 file (.pdf)
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherMultidisciplinary Digital Publishing Instituteen_US
dc.sourceSustainability, 2020, Vol. 12, No. 2873, pp. 1-19.
dc.subjectConstructionen_US
dc.subjectRainwater harvesting
dc.subjectSimulation
dc.subjectSolar
dc.titleA Publicly Available Cost Simulation of Sustainable Construction Options for Residential Housesen_US
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dc.rights.holder© 2020 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland.
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3390/su12072873
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This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/).
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