Vary water cost, frequency of operation, and /or efficiency level.
- "Base model" has an efficiency that just meets the national minimum standard for toilets or urinals.
- The assumed combined water and waste-water price is $4/1000 gallons.
This cost calculator is a screening tool that estimates a product's lifetime energy cost savings at various efficiency levels. Maintenance and installation costs do not vary significantly among the same product having different efficiencies; so, these costs are not included in this calculator tool. For a detailed life cycle cost analysis, The Federal Energy Management Program developed a tool called Building Life Cycle Cost (BLCC). This downloadable tool allows the user to vary interest rates, installation costs, maintenance costs, salvage values, and life expectancy for a product or an entire energy project.