Material Selection in Green Buildings: Optimization of Cost and CO2 Emissions

MEHDI, RAVANSHADNIA and MOHAMMAD, BAGHER NOBAKHT and NIYOUSHA, BAHRIYEH (2014) Material Selection in Green Buildings: Optimization of Cost and CO2 Emissions. In: International Conference on Advances in Civil, Structural, Environmental and Bio-Technology - CSEB 2014, 08-09 March, 2014, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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Material selection in green buildings is one of the important parts of construction of such buildings. It can be considered as a multi-criteria decision making problem; since not only are the environmental impacts of green buildings important, but also the invested budgets. This paper addresses this issue and aims at solving the material selection problem in the form of a multi-criteria decision making problem under two criteria: CO2 and cost. The proposed method, integrates a very useful simulation method called fuzzy Monte Carlo simulation (FMCS) and fuzzy ordered weighted averaging (F-OWA) operator. The FMCS is utilized to evaluate the feasible alternatives under uncertainties. The F-OWA is a new method which is developed and proposed in this paper, selects the best and optimal alternative for a green building. The information of a case study is used to evaluate the workability and capabilities of the proposed method.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Greean buildings, Material selection, CO2 emissions, Cost, Decision making, Fuzzy Monte Carlo Simulation
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 11 May 2019 08:45
Last Modified: 11 May 2019 08:45

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