Intelligent building research: a review

Wong, Johnny, Li, Heng, & Wang, S. W. (2005) Intelligent building research: a review. Automation in Construction, 14(1), pp. 143-159.

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Within the last two decades, substantial amount of literature on intelligent building has been generated. However, there is a lack of systematic review of existing research efforts and achievements. A comprehensive review on existing research provides great benefits to identify where more efforts are needed and therefore the future research directions. For this purpose, this paper reviews the literature related to the subject area of intelligent building. Our review indicates that previous research efforts have dealt mainly with three research aspects including advanced and innovative intelligent technologies research, performance evaluation methodologies and investment evaluation analysis. It is also identified that among the three research aspects, relatively less literature has been found addressing the issues of investment evaluation of intelligent buildings. Based on a comprehensive literature review, the paper also summarizes a few future research directions, which are useful to researchers working in this important area.

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ID Code: 20011
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Intelligent building, Definition, Performance evaluation, Investment evaluation, Net present value, Life cycle costing analysis, Cost benefit analysis, Analytical hierarchy process, Fuzzy set theory
DOI: 10.1016/j.autcon.2004.06.001
ISSN: 0926-5805
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building not elsewhere classified (120299)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Elsevier
Deposited On: 25 Oct 2010 00:26
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 14:36

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