Show simple item record

dc.contributor.authorAlarcón, Bibiana
dc.contributor.authorAguado de Cea, Antonio
dc.contributor.authorManga Conte, Resmundo
dc.contributor.authorJosa Garcia-Tornel, Alejandro
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria de la Construcció
dc.contributor.otherUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. Departament d'Enginyeria del Terreny, Cartogràfica i Geofísica
dc.identifier.citationAlarcón, B. [et al.]. A value function for assessing sustainability: application to industrial building. "Sustainability", 27 Desembre 2010, vol. 3, núm. 1, p. 35-50.
dc.description.abstractDecision support tools based on multi-attribute analysis involve the use of different types of variables. These variables are aimed at providing a framework that allows preferences to be quantified. This is particularly useful in the field of sustainability, where variables with different units are involved. One widely accepted framework for standardizing different units is the value function. Studies of value function are complex and frequently have limited physical meaning. In this context, this paper emphasizes the need to define a general equation that reflects the preferences of the decision maker in a clear and easily applied way. The paper proposes a new general equation that fulfils these requirements. By modifying certain parameters, this general equation represents the most commonly used relationships (linear, convex, concave and S-shaped). The proposed equation is finally applied to four variables used in the field of industrial buildings and sustainability.
dc.format.extent16 p.
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Enginyeria civil::Materials i estructures
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Desenvolupament humà i sostenible::Desenvolupament sostenible::Indicadors de sostenibilitat
dc.subject.lcshIndustrial buildings--Design and construction
dc.subject.lcshSustainable construction
dc.titleA value function for assessing sustainability: application to industrial building
dc.subject.lemacEdificis industrials -- Projectes i construcció
dc.subject.lemacEdificis sostenibles
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. TE - Tecnologia d'Estructures
dc.contributor.groupUniversitat Politècnica de Catalunya. MECMAT - Mecànica de Materials
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
dc.description.versionPostprint (published version)
local.citation.authorAlarcón, B.; Aguado, A.; Manga, R.; Josa, A.

Files in this item


This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record

All rights reserved. This work is protected by the corresponding intellectual and industrial property rights. Without prejudice to any existing legal exemptions, reproduction, distribution, public communication or transformation of this work are prohibited without permission of the copyright holder