A holistic multi-methodology for sustainable renovation

    Aliakbar Kamari Affiliation
    ; Stina Rask Jensen Affiliation
    ; Rossella Corrao Affiliation
    ; Poul Henning Kirkegaard Affiliation


A review of the barriers for building renovation has revealed a lack of methodologies, which can promote sustainability objectives and assist various stakeholders during the design stage of building renovation/retrofitting projects. The purpose of this paper is to develop a Holistic Multi-methodology for Sustainable Renovation, which aims to deal with complexity of renovation projects. It provides a framework through which to involve the different stakeholders in the design process to improve group learning and group decision-making, and hence make the building renovation design process more robust and efficient. Therefore, the paper discusses the essence of multifaceted barriers in building renovation regarding cultural changes and technological/physical changes. The outcome is a proposal for a multi-methodology framework, which is developed by introducing, evaluating and mixing methods from Soft Systems Methodologies (SSM) with Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM). The potential of applying the proposed methodology in renovation projects is demonstrated through a case study.

First Published Online: 30 Nov 2018

Keyword : sustainable building renovation, problem structuring, multi-methodology, Soft Systems Methodologies (SSM), Multiple Criteria Decision Making (MCDM)

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Kamari, A., Jensen, S. R., Corrao, R., & Kirkegaard, P. H. (2019). A holistic multi-methodology for sustainable renovation. International Journal of Strategic Property Management, 23(1), 50-64.
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