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A Review of Quantitative Approaches to Intelligent Building Assessment
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This paper provides a review of the assessment methods of intelligent buildings (IBs). Based on a review of rating method currently used for building assessment, 6 rating systems for IB assessment are compared according to assessment clusters such as Architecture, Engineering, Environment, Economics, Management, and Sociology. The 6 IB rating systems include the AIIB method developed by the Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings (AIIB), Hong Kong, China; the BRE method developed by the Building Research Establishment Ltd., UK; CABA method developed by the Continental Automated Building Association (CABA), Canada & USA; the IBSK method developed by the Intelligent Building Society of Korea (IBSK), Korea; the SCC method developed by the Shanghai Construction Council (SCC), China; and the TIBA method developed by the Architecture and Building Research Institute, Ministry of the Interior, Taiwan, China. Although the AIIB method is identified as the most comprehensive assessment system, its four weaknesses are explained. The paper concludes that an innovative building approach using analytic network process will bring advantages to IB assessment.
Chen, Z.; Clements-Croome, D. J.; Hong, J.; Li, H.; Xu, Q. (2006). A Review of Quantitative Approaches to Intelligent Building Assessment. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from