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The availability of ELECTRE III software packages makes it possible to apply the method rather easily and in a short time. The application of several HVAC systems installed in a building shows that the proposed model is sufficiently robust, since the final ranking of alternative solutions does not depend significantly on the weightiness factors and the preference, indifference and veto limits. g. active solar cooling). Ultimately, the proposed model constitutes a useful tool for improving the quality of decisions concerning the design of HVAC systems by making the decision-making process more explicit, rational and efficient.
AQP does not merely determine the fresh air flow that must be provided into a space. It is a design procedure in which outdoor air intake rates and other system design parameters are based on measuring potential air contaminants, analysing air pollution sources and acceptable IAQ goals. It therefore provides an efficient way of specifying a wider range of HVAC system design parameters. In that sense, AQP provides the designer with the ability to reduce the HVAC system’s energy consumption by decreasing the amount of outdoor air to levels below those recommended by VRP, if other measures are taken to achieve the IAQ requirements.
2 Classification of alternative solutions altering the weightiness factors of the NPV and energy criteria and the indifference and preference limits of the thermal comfort and indoor air quality criteria 2 S6 S6 S6 S5 S3 S6 S6 5 TIMES S6 3 TIMES 1 TIME S5 4 TIMES S5 2 TIMES S5 2 TIMES 6 TIMES 1 1 TIME 2 TIMES ECONOMIC SCENARIO 3 1 TIME ECONOMIC SCENARIO 2 CLASSIFICATION ECONOMIC SCENARIO 1 S5 S5 S4 S6 S6 S4 S4 S3 S4 S2 S2 S2 S2 S2 S3 S1 S1 S1 S1 S1 S3 S3 S3 S3 S3 S5 S4 S5 S6 S5 S4 S6 S4 S5 S4 3 S3 S4 S4 S2 4 S2 S3 S1 5 6 S1 S2 S1 S2 S1 S2 S1 ADVANCES IN BUILDING ENERGY RESEARCH B 2010 B VOLUME 4 B PAGES 23 –44 42 A.