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OWNER PREFERENCES REGARDING RENOVATION MEASURES - THE DEMONSTRATION OF USING MULTI-CRITERIA DECISION MAKING
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering, Building Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7073-2600
2011 (English)In: JOURNAL OF CIVIL ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT, ISSN 1392-3730, Vol. 17, no 2, 284-295 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Abstract [en]

The article describes typical apartment buildings built in Swedish residential areas in the '50s, '60s and 70's. Each of these buildings included calculations on the effects and investment cost of a number of renovation measures aimed at improving energy efficiency. By applying multi-criteria decision making methods Simple Additive Weighting (SAW), Multiplicative Exponential Weighting (MEW) and Complex Proportion Assessment (COPRAS), the preferences of building owners regarding renovation measures were studied. The study highlighted four important criteria, including the use of energy from district heating and electricity, investment cost and payback period. The owner preferences were found to have a major impact on the outcome of the study. These owners gave sufficient weight to renovation measures within a short payback period. Renovation actions falling out to be quite attractive are additional thermal insulation in the attic and heat recovery from exhaust air.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 17, no 2, 284-295 p.
Keyword [en]
energy efficiency, rank, panel houses, renovation, SAW, MEW, COPRAS, AHP methods, MCDM
National Category
Building Technologies
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-35136DOI: 10.3846/13923730.2011.582380ISI: 000291123500014OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-35136DiVA: diva2:426297
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QC 20110623Available from: 2011-06-23 Created: 2011-06-20 Last updated: 2017-02-08Bibliographically approved
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1. Integrated decision making in civil engineering, based on multi-criteria assessment and buildings’ certification
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Integrated decision making in civil engineering, based on multi-criteria assessment and buildings’ certification
2017 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Significant investments are being made in the construction sector in order to raise the quality of the buildings and make them more sustainable and energy-efficient. The key aspect of these investments should be the purposeful optimization of the possible renovation and construction measures. However, this important matter usually is being pushed aside in favor of construction price and/or quality. Nevertheless, there are plenty of criteria that play a major role in building sustainable development.

The main purpose of this study is to present a tool that combines multi-criteria decision making (MCDM) methods and building certification systems in order to make weighted decisions in complicated construction tasks. For this, a decision making model was developed with a focus on sustainability, buildings’ life cycle, MCDM methods, and building certification.

The first section of this thesis, the introduction, discusses the importance of the investigated area, and the main objectives, tasks, and structure of the thesis.

A literature review is presented in Section 2 – Theory. The main works in the area of sustainability, LCA, building certification, and MCDM are collected to show their role and importance and how they interact in the construction industry.

Section 3 presents and discusses the main ideas and instructions of the proposed decision making model.

Section 4 (Methodology) introduces the main existing and proposed techniques that I have used to implement the study.

Sections 5 and 6 are the case studies, which demonstrate how the proposed methods can be used in practice.

Final conclusions and recommendations are presented in Section 7.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2017. 123 p.
Series
Meddelande. Institutionen för byggvetenskap, ISSN 1651-5536 ; 217
Keyword
Construction, renovation, MCDM, certification, sustainability
National Category
Building Technologies
Research subject
Civil and Architectural Engineering
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-200946 (URN)978-91-7729-279-1 (ISBN)
Public defence
2017-03-17, B2, Brinellvägen 23, Stockholm, 13:00 (English)
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Funded by L.E. Lundberg foundation
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QC 20170209

Available from: 2017-02-09 Created: 2017-02-08 Last updated: 2017-02-09Bibliographically approved

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