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Application of analytical hierarchy process for selecting an interior window blind
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Forestry and Wood Technology.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1835-7158
Jönköping University.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Forestry and Wood Technology.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology.
2017 (English)In: Architectural Engineering and Design Management, ISSN 1745-2007, E-ISSN 1752-7589Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Window blinds have a substantial role in shaping the energy consumption and improving thermal comfort and visual comfort. However, difficulties in selecting a window blind remain, due to existence of potential conflicts between visual, thermal, energy and life cycle cost. To overcome this problem, this study evaluates the performance of interior blinds, including venetian with slat of 0° and 45°, roller and double pleated blinds with respect to visual, thermal, energy and life cycle cost. Later, the Analytical hierarchy method (AHP) is used for selecting the best blind based on trade-off among the visual, thermal, energy and life cycle cost. In using AHP, visual comfort is determined as most important objective with a weight of 52%. The results show that venetian blind with slat of 0° drawn 100% is the trade-off blind. Accomplishing the sensitivity analysis on blinds’ global weight shows that venetian blind with slat of 0° drawn 100% remains the trade-off blind until the weight of energy and life cycle cost is below 37% and 57% respectively and the weight of visual comfort is above 4%. However, changing thermal comfort weight has no impact on ranking of the blinds. This study shows the capability of AHP in managing the conflicts.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017.
Keyword [en]
Interior window blinds, Analytical hierarchy process, Energy consumption, Life cycle cost, Thermal comfort, Visual comfort
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Architectural Engineering
Research subject
Technology (byts ev till Engineering), Civil engineering
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URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-62606DOI: 10.1080/17452007.2017.1324402OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-62606DiVA: diva2:1091176
Available from: 2017-04-26 Created: 2017-04-26 Last updated: 2017-05-24

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