LCC stands for life-cycle costing. The reason for using LCC-tools in procurement is to get the full picture of the costs associated with a product, service or works.

LCC shows that the purchase price is only one of several costs parameters connected to purchasing and owning a product. In addition to the purchase price, an LCC-tool also includes all relevant costs during the
use phase and the end phase, for example:

  • Operating costs, including energy, fuel or water usage.
  • Costs of maintenance
  • Costs of disposal

An LCC calculation may also include the cost of externalities, such as greenhouse gas emissions, if their monetary value can be determined and verified in a standardised way.The LCC-tools below are developed by the National Agency for Public Procurement and are free to use. In the tools, comparisons can be made between various product solutions. The LCC-tools are based on the present value method to be able to discount future cost to present value. A function for calculating climate impact, based on energy or fuel consumption, is included in the tool. The climate impact in our tools is measured as carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2-e).

General LCC-tool
LCC-tool for outdoor lighting
LCC-tool for indoor lighting
LCC-tool for vending machines and vending coffee machines
LCC-tool for household appliances - dishwasher and washing machine
LCC-tool for household appliances - refigerator, freezer and tumble dryer
LCC-tool for professional kitchen - refigerator and freezer

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