Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Multi-criteria decision-making system for sustainable building assessment/certification
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering, Building Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2919-115X
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Civil and Architectural Engineering, Building Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-7073-2600
2015 (English)In: ARCHIVES OF CIVIL AND MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, ISSN 1644-9665, Vol. 15, no 1, 11-18 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The paper presents a new multi-criteria decision-making technique to select criteria for building sustainability assessment. The methodology of building certification system is integrated with the multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) methods. The criteria set for assessment is determined based on Swedish certification system Miljobyggnad. Criteria weights are determined by applying Analytic Hierarchic Process (AHP) method. Weights of criteria are calculated based on Saaty's judgement scale and new original scale, presented by the authors. ARAS (Additive Ratio Assessment) method (MCDM method) is applied to solve problem under investigation. The developed assessment method involves LEED system's criteria.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. Vol. 15, no 1, 11-18 p.
Keyword [en]
Certification systems, MCDM, AHP, ARAS, Criteria
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-162973DOI: 10.1016/j.acme.2014.09.001ISI: 000349734500002Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84920556980OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-162973DiVA: diva2:799726
Note

QC 20150331

Available from: 2015-03-31 Created: 2015-03-26 Last updated: 2017-02-08Bibliographically approved
In thesis
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)
Opponent
Supervisors
Projects
Funded by L.E. Lundberg foundation
Note

QC 20170209

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

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Medineckiene, MilenaBjörk, Folke
By organisation
Building Technology
Engineering and Technology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar

doi
urn-nbn

Altmetric score

doi
urn-nbn
Total: 164 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • harvard1
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf