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Sustainability Assessment of Residential Skyscrapers Based on Multi-criteria Decision-making Method: 9 Dubai Case Studies

Maleki, B., del Mar Casanovas-Rubio, M., de la Fuente Antequera, A. & Tsavdaridis, K. D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8349-3979 (2023). Sustainability Assessment of Residential Skyscrapers Based on Multi-criteria Decision-making Method: 9 Dubai Case Studies. Journal of Architectural Engineering, 29(4), article number 04023038. doi: 10.1061/jaeied.aeeng-1559


Residential skyscrapers play a vital role in all aspects of sustainable developments as an integral component of the built environment. The need for tall buildings first arose in Chicago in the late 19th century while today more and more skyscrapers are built to accommodate many occupants in the small available land plots of the world’s megacities. In this paper, after reviewing previous studies, a series of effective indicators are prioritized so that a method for analysing the sustainability performance of residential skyscraper buildings relating to the three dimensions of sustainability is presented. Residential skyscrapers should be designed to respond to all different requirements during their life cycle. Inclusion of economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development in the initial design results in a higher quality of life in residential skyscraper buildings. The method used in this paper is the Integrated Value Model for Sustainable Assessment (MIVES) - a multi18 criteria decision-making method for assessing sustainability. In this regard, nine residential skyscrapers as case studies have been evaluated in Dubai. Based on the multi-criteria approach used in this paper, the analysed residential skyscrapers in Dubai have a sustainability performance in range of 0.29 < SI < 0.62.

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Publisher Keywords: Residential skyscraper, quality of life, life cycle, Sustainability assessment, MIVES
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TH Building construction
Departments: School of Science & Technology > Engineering
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