Selection of renovation actions using multi-criteria "knapsack" model

Kari Alanne

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In recent years, many new technological solutions have been introduced, aiming to improve the ability of buildings to satisfy a variety of needs of human beings and the environment. As a consequence, designing an optimal building has become more challenging than it has been before. In this article, a multi-criteria “knapsack” model is proposed to help designers to select the most feasible renovation actions in the conceptual phase of a renovation project. Firstly, the methodology is described. Then, a case study is presented. Finally, advantages and disadvantages of the methodology are considered and needs for future research are suggested.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-391
JournalAutomation in Construction
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2004
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • building renovation
  • renovation
  • decision support systems
  • multi-criteria decision-making
  • expert systems


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