How to use Net Present Value (NPV) to your Advantage

April 21, 2011
April 2011 Vol. 8, Issue 4

How to use Net Present Value (NPV) to your Advantage

Most facility managers use "Simple Payback" to evaluate and prioritize projects for approval and implementation. While this may work well for organizations that plan only for the short term, it may not be the best way to evaluate projects if you are thinking long term. In fact, most energy saving projects yield benefits over the long term, so if you only use simple payback, you may not be telling the whole story and may actually be choosing the wrong projects.

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