Facilities intelligence and evaluation: A multi-criteria assessment approach

Zhen Chen

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    This paper presents a novel method for evaluating facilities in regard to their designed intelligence. Facilities intelligence is defined as the designed capacity of a facility to acquire and process data and information to perform its adaptability to lifecycle circumstance changes in terms of people's requirements of wellbeing and energy efficiency. This definition is then formulated to quantify the Index of Facilities Intelligence, the level of facilities intelligence, and the reliability of facilities evaluation. STEEP (social, technical, economic, environmental, and political) criteria and their sub-criteria are used to set up an ANP (analytic network process) model, and ANP result such as synthesized priority weights is then used to calculate those parameters related to facilities intelligence. An experimental case study is given to prove the effectiveness of applying the proposed method to evaluate the intelligence of facilities in practice. © 2009 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)728-734
    Number of pages7
    JournalEnergy and Buildings
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - May 2010


    • Automation
    • Buildings
    • Facilities
    • Infrastructures
    • Intelligence
    • Intelligent systems


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