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Application of analytical hierarchy process for selecting an interior window blind
Department of Forestry and Wood Technology, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden.
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Civil Engineeering and Lighting Science.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-4216-9165
Department of Forestry and Wood Technology, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden.
Department of Built Environment and Energy Technology, Linnaeus University, Växjö, Sweden.
2017 (English)In: Architectural Engineering and Design Management, ISSN 1745-2007, E-ISSN 1752-7589, Vol. 13, no 4, 308-324 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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 process (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 (VB) with slat of 0° drawn 100% is the trade-off blind. Accomplishing the sensitivity analysis on blinds’ global weight shows that VB 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.

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Taylor & Francis, 2017. Vol. 13, no 4, 308-324 p.
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Interior window blinds, analytical hierarchy process, energy consumption, life cycle cost, thermal comfort, visual comfort
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Building Technologies Energy Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-36056DOI: 10.1080/17452007.2017.1324402ISI: 000402126900006ScopusID: 2-s2.0-85019563830OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-36056DiVA: diva2:1109038
Available from: 2017-06-13 Created: 2017-06-13 Last updated: 2017-06-15Bibliographically approved

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