Integrated FAHP-FPROMETHEE for thermal insulation of masonry buildings.
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SEDDIKI, M., ANOUCHE, K. and BENNADJI, A. 2018. Integrated FAHP-FPROMETHEE for thermal insulation of masonry buildings. Facilities [online], Accepted Articles. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1108/F-05-2016-0057
Purpose: - The need for the thermal insulation of masonry buildings in Algeria is no longer debated. This paper proposes an integrated fuzzy multi-criteria decision aid method for the thermal insulation of masonry buildings in order to rank the thermal insulation solutions. Design/methodology/approach: - The proposed method combines the Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process (FHAP) with the Fuzzy Preference Ranking Organization Method for Enrichment Evaluation (FPROMETHEE). Findings: - A case study using the proposed method is detailed in this paper. The building users' preferences obtained by the FAHP had a higher level of consistency, and accuracy. The case study demonstrates how in a highly uncertain field such as thermal insulation of masonry buildings, the FPROMETHEE can prevent the loss of valuable evaluation data, and overcome the difficulty in integrating linguistic assessments of the thermal insulation alternatives. Originality/value: - The proposed method extends the current knowledge by using the FAHP to consider uncertainties regarding the building users' preferences, and the FPROMETHEE in order to get a complete ranking of the thermal insulation solutions taking into account the uncertainties related to the alternatives' evaluations.