An Analytic Network Process Approach to Intelligent Buildings Assessment

Zhen Chen, Derek J. Clements-Croome, Ju Hong, Heng Li, Qian Xu

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This paper presents a multicriteria decision-making model for lifespan energy efficiency oriented Intelligent Buildings (IBs) assessment. The model called IBAssessor is developed using the theory of analytic network process (ANP) method, and a set of lifespan performance indicators, which are selected by a new quantitative approach called energy-time use index (ETI). In order to improve the quality of decision-making, the authors of this paper make use of previous research achievements including a lifespan sustainable business model, the Asian IB index, and a number of relevant publications. Practitioners can use the IBAssessor model at different life-cycle stages of intelligent buildings for either engineering or business oriented assessments. Finally, an experimental case study is used to demonstrate how to use IBAssessor model to solve real-world design tasks.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMulticriteria Decision-Making for the Sustainable Built Environment in the Proceedings of the 2006 Whiteknights Workshop on MCDM
EditorsZhen Chen
Place of PublicationREADING, Berkshire
PublisherThe University of Reading
Number of pages5
ISBN (Print)0-7049-1209-0
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2007
EventProceedings of the 2006 Whiteknights Workshop on MCDM - READING, Berkshire, READING, Berkshire, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Mar 2006 → …


ConferenceProceedings of the 2006 Whiteknights Workshop on MCDM
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityREADING, Berkshire
Period15/03/06 → …
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  • intelligent buildings
  • energy efficiency
  • assessment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction


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