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It is an acknowledged method for appraising long-term projects, such as buildings, while considering the time value of money (Flourentzou et al, 2000; ADVANCES IN BUILDING ENERGY RESEARCH B 2010 B VOLUME 4 B PAGES 23 –44 On the evaluation of HVAC systems 31 Papadopoulos et al, 2002). In our case, the total cost of an HVAC system is the sum of the initial investment (including installation cost), the operating cost and, finally, the maintenance cost. NPV is determined according to the following equation: NPV ¼ ÀK þ N X Ft t t¼1 ð1 þ d Þ þ SVN ð1 þ d ÞN ½2:10 where the symbols have the following meaning.
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