Applications of Decision-Aiding Software by Stuart S. Nagel

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12. Christopher Alexander, Notes on the Synthesis of Form (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1966). 13. In The Passive Solar Energy Book, Edward Mazria (1979) used the Pattern Language methodology to develop a set of design rules for passive solar construction. 32 Least Cost Utility Planning 14. See for example William Dunn, Public Policy Analysis: An Introduction (Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1981), 119-26, 226; and Stuart Nagel, "Evaluation Analysis with Microcomputers", 42 Public Productivity Review Summer, 3-6 (1987).

Lee, Sang and Jung Shim, Micro Management Science: Microcomputer Applications of Management Science (Dubuque, IA: Brown, 1986). , Skip Laitner and Yung M. Yu, A Goal Programming Model for Community Energy Management Strategies (Honolulu, Hawaii: Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, November 25, 1986). Leithauser, Brad, "A Reporter at Large: the Space of One Breath", The New Yorker, March 9, 1987,41-73. Lovins, Amory, Soft Energy Paths: Toward a Durable Peace (New York: Harper & Row, 1977).

4 shows the initial data matrix for P/G% analysis. In the P/G% initial matrix, each data element is expressed in raw form (top row). The second row in each cell below Annual Energy Cost, Employment, and Emissions represents the quantity per dollar of investment for each of those categories. ) Then reciprocals of the raw data are presented for Investment, Annual Energy Cost, and Emissions. Reciprocals are used here because they retain the meaningful ratio differences between raw data scores, while reversing the direction, for categories where a lower or minimum score is best.

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