A study of the design criteria affecting energy demand in new building clusters using fuzzy AHP
2013 (English)In: Sustainability in Energy and Buildings: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference in Sustainability in Energy and Buildings (SEB´12), Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2013, 955-963 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
The level of concern regarding the total energy consumption in new building clusters/urban districts (BCDs) has increased recently. Rising living standards have led to a significant increase in building energy consumption over the past few decades. Therefore, along with sustainability requirements, it is essential to establish an effective and precise energy demand model for new building clusters/districts. In principle, energy demand in building clusters is hard to plan and pre-calculate because a number of design criteria influence energy performance. Establishing such a model would require a decision-making base, and the present study proposes two methods for achieving this objective. The study uses general survey aims to collect and identify the design criteria that affect the energy demand model and to evaluate the priorities of each criterion using the fuzzy analytical hierarchy process (AHP) method. Four main criteria - location, building design, government and cluster design - are established, along with a total of 13 secondary criteria. The results show that the use of the AHP method can accurately guide the energy demand model and automatically rank significant criteria. The method can provide the weighting value for each criterion as well as the relative ranking for the energy demand building model. According to the sustainability concept, one crucial benefit is an improvement in the energy performance of building clusters/urban districts and a reduction in energy consumption. Another advantage of this methodology is that it can provide accurate energy input for future energy supply system optimisation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2013. 955-963 p.
, Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, ISSN 2190-3018 ; 22
Design criteria, Energy demand, Fuzzy AHP, New building clusters/urban districts
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-134145DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-36645-1_84ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84879448871ISBN: 978-364236644-4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-134145DiVA: diva2:665630
Fourth International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings, SEB'12, Stockholm, Sweden 3 - 5 September 2012
QC 201311202013-11-202013-11-182013-11-20Bibliographically approved