The evaluation of facilities intelligence: an ANP-driven approach

Zhen Chen, Atulya K. Nagar

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This paper presents a novel method for evaluating facilities in regard to their designed intelligence. Facilities intelligence is defined as the designed capacity of a facility to acquire and process data and information to perform its adaptability to life-cycle circumstance changes in terms of people's requirements of well-being and energy efficiency. This definition is then formulated to quantify the Index of Facilities Intelligence, the level of facilities intelligence, and the reliability of facilities evaluation. STEEP (social, technical, economic, environmental, and policy) criteria and their sub-criteria are used to set up an ANP (analytic network process) model, and ANP result such as synthesized priority weights is then used to calculate those parameters related to facilities intelligence. An experimental case study is given to prove the effectiveness of applying the proposed method to evaluate the intelligence of facilities in practice.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 Second International Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering (DESE)
EditorsDhiya Al-Jumeily
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos, California
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9780769539126
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes
EventInternational Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering, DeSE 2009 - Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 14 Dec 200916 Dec 2009


ConferenceInternational Conference on Developments in eSystems Engineering, DeSE 2009
Country/TerritoryUnited Arab Emirates
CityAbu Dhabi


  • buildings
  • evaluation
  • facilities
  • infrastructures
  • intelligence
  • intelligent systems


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