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To modernize or not: Ecological-economical assessment of multi-dwelling houses modernization
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2919-115X
2013 (English)In: Archives of Civil and Mechanical Engineering, ISSN 1644-9665, Vol. 13, no 1, 88-98 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Nowadays modernization of multi-dwelling houses appeals greatly to those from landlords to politicians. The key problem that drives the issue is maintenance price, which mainly consists of two elements: (1) huge energy consumption during heating season, and (2) simultaneously rising greenhouse gas emissions from fuel combustion. Currently, most of the studies highlight particularly an economical aspect although on a global scale an ecological element becomes even more important. Hence the present paper combines both parts but mainly investigates an ecological compound, i.e. greenhouse gas emissions. Although it has been revealed that the binding targets of the Kyoto Protocol were very easily achievable for Lithuania, it is obvious that in the context of climate change a constant decline of emissions is necessary. Therefore, the paper seeks to establish an unconventional treatment of the Kyoto Protocol and its practical application on multi-dwelling modernization. The method aims at decreasing emissions significantly. The two scenarios have been investigated according to which modernization could help cut emissions by 8% or 20% of 1990 levels. Modernization scenarios were evaluated using multi-criteria decision making methods, i.e., COPRAS, WASPAS and TOPSIS according to which optimal option was revealed. The final results have revealed that a complete replacement of windows would help decline total emissions approximately by 30% and thus greatly fulfilled initial expectations.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 13, no 1, 88-98 p.
Keyword [en]
Multi-dwelling houses, Ecological-economical assessment, Modernization, MCDM, COPRAS
National Category
Other Civil Engineering
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-119445DOI: 10.1016/j.acme.2012.11.003ISI: 000314448200012Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84875794264OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-119445DiVA: diva2:611646
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QC 20130318

Available from: 2013-03-18 Created: 2013-03-14 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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