The BC Ministry of Environment is working towards a more flexible, efficient, and effective approach to protecting the environment. Total Cost Assessment (TCA), a tool used to assess the true profitability of investments, is an important component of this new approach. TCA was originally developed by the Tellus Institute in Boston and has subsequently been refined through practical application in a variety of industrial and commercial settings. The primary purpose of these guidelines is to give companies the practical knowledge and techniques to apply TCA so they can prevent pollution and improve profitability.
Compass Resource Management Ltd.. 1997. Total Cost Assessment Guidelines - Draft and Final - Preparing the Business Case for Pollution Prevention Projects. BC Ministry of Environment