This Whole Life Appraisal Tool is designed to assist the public sector procurer make informed decisions to optimise a built asset’s whole life performance.

The appraisal tool provides a consistent method of comparing and reporting whole life outcomes for a new project. It is both a qualitative and quantitative process that looks at the costs and outcomes during the design, construction, operation and disposal stages for a built asset. The appraisal tool promotes the analysis of whole life outcomes across three assessment criteria: commercial; performance; and environmental.