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Integrated FAHP-FPROMETHEE for thermal insulation of masonry buildings.

Seddiki, Mohammed; Anouche, Karima; Bennadji, Amar


Mohammed Seddiki

Karima Anouche

Amar Bennadji


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.


SEDDIKI, M., ANOUCHE, K. and BENNADJI, A. 2018. Integrated FAHP-FPROMETHEE for thermal insulation of masonry buildings. Facilities [online], 36(3/4), pages 195-211. Available from:

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Jun 1, 2017
Online Publication Date Mar 5, 2018
Publication Date Mar 31, 2018
Deposit Date Feb 5, 2018
Publicly Available Date Mar 5, 2018
Journal Facilities
Print ISSN 0263-2772
Publisher Emerald
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 36
Issue 3/4
Pages 195-211
Keywords FAHP; FPROMETHEE; Masonry buildings; Multicriteria decision making; Thermal insulation; Building users' preferences
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