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Conference Paper: A decision making system for selecting sustainable technologies for retail buildings

TitleA decision making system for selecting sustainable technologies for retail buildings
Authors
KeywordsSustainable retail construction
Low carbon retail buildings
Decision making criteria
Sustainable technology selection
United Kingdom
Issue Date2013
PublisherInternational Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction.
Citation
The 2013 CIB World Building Congress, Brisbane, Australia, 5-9 May 2013. In Energy and the Built Environment Proceedings, 2013, p. 108-119 How to Cite?
AbstractThe implementation of sustainable technologies can improve the energy and carbon efficiency of existing retail buildings. However, the selection of an appropriate sustainable technology is a complex task due to the large number of technological alternatives and decision criteria that need to be considered. Also, there exist series of uncertainties that are associated with the use of sustainable technologies, but have to be evaluated to achieve realistic and transparent results. The selection of sustainable technology is therefore most challenging. An earlier study was conducted with UK experienced practitioners including clients/developers, engineers, contractors and suppliers to identify the drivers and barriers for the use of sustainable technologies in UK retail construction. One major barrier identified from the study was the lack of a decision making tool, highlighted by both construction professionals and stakeholders in the retail industry. The large number of alternatives and potential solutions require a decision support method to be implemented. Information data on the economic variables, energy performance and impact on the environment of these systems is presently affected by vagueness and lack of knowledge. To deal with this high level of complexity and uncertainty an evaluation support approach is needed. This paper aims to develop a decision making framework to assist both retailers and construction professionals to define and evaluate the selection of sustainable technological options for delivering retail buildings. The research was carried out through a combination of a critical literature review and a survey-based study using expert opinions of retailers and contractors. The developed framework of decision criteria should provide a sustainable technology model to assist both construction professionals and stakeholders in the retail industry to systematically and effectively select the most appropriate technology. This approach should make the decision progression more transparent and facilitate sustainable development of retail buildings in achieving the carbon targets set by the UK and other governments.
DescriptionCIB Publication 382: Selected papers presented at the CIB World Building Congres Construction and Society, Brisbane 5-9 May 2013
Papers from the Designated Session TG66 - Energy and the Built Environment
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/190260

 

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dc.contributor.authorDangana, Zen_US
dc.contributor.authorPan, Wen_US
dc.contributor.authorGoodhew, S-
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-17T15:16:58Z-
dc.date.available2013-09-17T15:16:58Z-
dc.date.issued2013en_US
dc.identifier.citationThe 2013 CIB World Building Congress, Brisbane, Australia, 5-9 May 2013. In Energy and the Built Environment Proceedings, 2013, p. 108-119en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/190260-
dc.descriptionCIB Publication 382: Selected papers presented at the CIB World Building Congres Construction and Society, Brisbane 5-9 May 2013-
dc.descriptionPapers from the Designated Session TG66 - Energy and the Built Environment-
dc.description.abstractThe implementation of sustainable technologies can improve the energy and carbon efficiency of existing retail buildings. However, the selection of an appropriate sustainable technology is a complex task due to the large number of technological alternatives and decision criteria that need to be considered. Also, there exist series of uncertainties that are associated with the use of sustainable technologies, but have to be evaluated to achieve realistic and transparent results. The selection of sustainable technology is therefore most challenging. An earlier study was conducted with UK experienced practitioners including clients/developers, engineers, contractors and suppliers to identify the drivers and barriers for the use of sustainable technologies in UK retail construction. One major barrier identified from the study was the lack of a decision making tool, highlighted by both construction professionals and stakeholders in the retail industry. The large number of alternatives and potential solutions require a decision support method to be implemented. Information data on the economic variables, energy performance and impact on the environment of these systems is presently affected by vagueness and lack of knowledge. To deal with this high level of complexity and uncertainty an evaluation support approach is needed. This paper aims to develop a decision making framework to assist both retailers and construction professionals to define and evaluate the selection of sustainable technological options for delivering retail buildings. The research was carried out through a combination of a critical literature review and a survey-based study using expert opinions of retailers and contractors. The developed framework of decision criteria should provide a sustainable technology model to assist both construction professionals and stakeholders in the retail industry to systematically and effectively select the most appropriate technology. This approach should make the decision progression more transparent and facilitate sustainable development of retail buildings in achieving the carbon targets set by the UK and other governments.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherInternational Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction.-
dc.relation.ispartofEnergy and the Built Environment Proceedingsen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.subjectSustainable retail construction-
dc.subjectLow carbon retail buildings-
dc.subjectDecision making criteria-
dc.subjectSustainable technology selection-
dc.subjectUnited Kingdom-
dc.titleA decision making system for selecting sustainable technologies for retail buildingsen_US
dc.typeConference_Paperen_US
dc.identifier.emailPan, W: wpan@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityPan, W=rp01621en_US
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.hkuros221903en_US
dc.identifier.spage108-
dc.identifier.epage119-

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