A New Approach to Provide Sustainable Solutions for Residential Sector

Ricardo Santos, João C. O. Matias, António Abreu

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Abstract

An energy-efficient appliance normally presents a lower energy consumption compared to a less efficient one, with a higher initial investment, although this not always happens. Additionally, each appliance, presents very different features, leading to some difficulties on its choice by the consumer (decision-agent). On the other hand, each consumer, has specific and distinguished needs from other consumers, namely of social, economic or environmental nature. Even by adopting these criteria, this is not an isolated guarantee of an optimal solution for the consumer. It is then necessary to complement this approach with multicriteria, combined with optimization techniques. Evolutionary Algorithms (EA), could be used as an optimization technique, to provide sustainable solutions to the consumer, from the market. In this paper, it’s presented an approach that integrates both concepts, where at the end, it shall be presented a case study, to demonstrate the application of the proposed method.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnological Innovation for Industry and Service Systems - 10th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2019, Proceedings
EditorsLuis M. Camarinha-Matos, Ricardo Almeida, José Oliveira
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages329-342
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-17771-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-17770-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event10th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2019 - Costa de Caparica, Portugal
Duration: 8 May 201910 May 2019

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer
Volume553
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

Conference10th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2019
CountryPortugal
CityCosta de Caparica
Period8/05/1910/05/19

Keywords

  • Electrical appliances
  • Energy efficiency
  • Evolutionary algorithms
  • Life cycle cost analysis
  • Multi-Attribute Value Theory (MAVT)
  • Multi-objective optimization

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