Intelligent building, definitions, factors and evaluation criteria of selection


Intelligent building design is the future of building industries. Most modern public and residential buildings are planned with the objective of decreasing expenses by reducing energy consumption. Enhancing energy preservation strategies and using sustainable design approaches are necessary factors in developing this field. However, many definitions of ’intelligent buildings’ are vague and don’t mirror all the parameters. Because of the lack of practical context inclusive of the factors that regard the design of such systems, a comprehensive framework containing the convoluted criteria is demanded as a decision-making tool. In this research, a multi-criteria framework composed of sixty-eight sub factors on the core level is proposed as a comprehensive tool for the selective categorization of intelligent buildings. On the secondary level, eight quality condition components are considered as primary factors alongside the factors of energy and environment, space flexibility, cost-effectiveness, client comfort, working efficiency, safety, culture, and technology. By the end of this research, the final findings will endorse the usage of intelligent buildings from two points of view: The first includes a multi-criteria model used to define all factors involved in the design process, and the second proposes a conceptual model which aids in reducing the carbon dioxide emissions.


osama Mohamed Omar

Journal/Conference Information

Alexandria Engineering Journal ,DOI: 10.1016/j.aej.2018.07.004, ISSN: 1110-0168, Volume: 57, Issue: 4, Pages Range: 2903-2910,