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Advances in development strength Research (ABER) bargains state of the art details at the environmental technological know-how and function of structures, linking new applied sciences and methodologies with the newest study on structures, simulations and criteria. As stringently reviewed as a magazine yet with the breadth of a booklet, this annual quantity brings jointly invited contributions from the most important overseas specialists on power potency and environmental caliber of constructions. Spanning a vast variety of technical topics, it is a 'must have' reference on international advancements within the box, compatible for architects and construction engineers, environmental engineers, pros, scholars, lecturers and researchers in development technological know-how, technical libraries and laboratories.

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6. FINAL RANKING According to the performance of the alternative HVAC systems per evaluation criterion and the indifference, preference and veto limits as well as the weightiness factors, the concordance, discordance and reliability matrices are calculated. 1. 7 is the conclusive presentation of the ELECTRE III application. 7 Outranking final graph SENSITIVITY ANALYSIS A sensitivity analysis was performed in order to verify the stability of the multi-criteria model. First, we changed the weightiness factors of the first two criteria, the economic criterion and the energy criterion.

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