by Mitchell L. Kennedy - 1998 Hardcover 386 pp.Total cost assessment—an important, newly emerging concept in environmental engineering and management—includes environmental impact costs and shows that projects preventing pollution can also save money. The book presents a simple, accurate method and demonstrates its application through 25 case studies and practice exercises derived from actual industry experience. CONTENTS What Is Total Cost Assessment? Gathering Cost Data. The Basics of Money. The Mechanics of the Present Value. Actually Doing It:Three Levels of TCA Detail. Other Measures of Profitability. Case Studies of TCA. Practice Exercises. TCA and Contingent Liabilities. Integrating TCA with Other Macromanagement Tools. Limits and Barriers to TCA. "Beyond the Walls of the Factory." Appendices. Glossary. Bibliography. Index.