Received: 2020-11-18  |  Accepted: 2021-03-10  |  Published: 2021-06-30

Title

Simple Additive Weighting versus Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to an Ideal Solution: which method is better suited for assessing the sustainability of a real estate project


Abstract

In the real estate sector, sustainability assessment tools enable the transition to buildings with lower impacts on the environment, the economy and the society. A variety of multi-criteria decision-making (MCDM) methods has been proposed to address this problem. There is, however, no consensus on the method to be used in each assessment case. The paper presents an empirical application and comparison of two different MCDM approaches SAW (Simple Additive Weighting) and TOPSIS (Technique for Order Preference by Similarity to an Ideal Solution) to assessing the sustainability of a real estate project. 18 sustainability criteria weighted by experts formed the basis of sustainability assessment of a real estate project. The results of the study revealed a significant difference between the ranks obtained by SAW and TOPSIS. Moreover, the results of the MCDM sensitivity analysis showed that the TOPSIS method is more sensitive to changes in baseline data than the SAW method.


Keywords

multi-criteria decision-making, multiple-criteria decision-making, real estate project, sustainability assessment, sensitivity analysis, Real Estate Sustainability Index (RESI)


JEL classifications

C00 , Q01 , M21 , O22 , L74 , L85


URI

http://jssidoi.org/jesi/article/816


DOI


Pages

180-196


Funding


This is an open access issue and all published articles are licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Authors

Dobrovolskienė, Nomeda
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania https://www.vgtu.lt
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Pozniak, Anastasija
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University, Vilnius, Lithuania https://www.vgtu.lt
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Journal title

Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Issues

Volume

8


Number

4


Issue date

June 2021


Issue DOI


ISSN

ISSN 2345-0282 (online)


Publisher

VšĮ Entrepreneurship and Sustainability Center, Vilnius, Lithuania

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