Expanding your operation goes beyond how much you spend to construct a new facility. What will your building cost to run and maintain? When will equipment need replacing? How can you be sure the choices you make at the planning and construction stage continue to pay off 10, 20, 30 years down the road?
Considering total cost of ownership (TCO) is a good start. This includes thinking through how building decisions today impact your budget in the future, such as:
- Energy and energy price escalation
- Equipment life
- Cost of capital
- Tax incentives
Compare real numbers to find real total cost of ownership savings
Until now, TCO was difficult to determine. Compiling the data necessary to accurately calculate it was not a feasible possibility, but new technology from Butler changes that. SmartViewTM is a cost analysis tool that uses real-world data to estimate TCO and identify alternate building designs with added opportunities for lifetime savings.
By working with Anderson Ashton you'll be able to request a customized report that calculates TCO estimates. Our design process will ensure that multiple options are explored to enhance the sustainability of your new building and our construction and project management teams are experienced in the latest technology and practices.
Make a more informed building decision
SmartView creates an energy model of your planned facility and two alternative designs. By drastically streamlining the energy modeling process, SmartView generates an accurate energy model with less time and less input data than previously required so you can now make even more educated decisions about your building.
The technology combines basic building specification data with Butler® Guarded Hot Box-tested thermal performance data for Butler assemblies. It draws on the power of the Department of Energy DOE2 analysis software to first estimate energy use throughout the lifetime of the building and then calculate TCO predictions. And SmartView goes further than standard energy analysis engines and considers other influences such as cost escalation, inflation, tax incentives, maintenance and replacement.
SmartView is just one way Anderson Ashton, by taking advantage of the The Butler Difference, can help you make building decisions that prioritize lifetime savings.
Brian Fisher discusses total cost of ownership