Conference paper

Multicriteria analysis of health, comfort and energy-efficiency of buildings

In order to cope with sustainable development policy, buildings should be at least healthy, comfortable and energy efficient. Criteria for assessing individually the occupant's perceived health, the provided thermal, visual, acoustical comfort, the indoor air quality and the energy efficiency are known. This paper proposes a methodology to perform a global evaluation of a building with regard to all these criteria. This methodology is applied to 97 apartment build-ings and 64 office buildings audited within the HOPE European project to sort, out of these samples, a set of best buildings and a set of buildings that are not acceptable for comfort, per-ceived health and energy use. Some significant differences between these two groups of build-ings are presented.


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