Application of soft systems methodology to trigger solar energy in Iranian buildings architect.

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Mechanical Engineering (DEMEC), University of Aveiro – Portugal, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193 Aveiro

2 Department of Economy, Management, Industrial Engineering and Tourism, University of Aveiro, Campus Universitário de Santiago, 3810-193, Aveiro – Portugal.

3 Department of Architecture., Urmia Branch, Islamic Azad University, Urmia, Iran


Solar energy application as an important element of energy sustainability can be an important issue considering Iranian Resistance Economy policy. Compound Sustainable Energy launching Framework (CSEL) already has been developed in order to facilitate the deployment of sustainability initiatives and eliminate existing barriers in the industrial sector. This paper presents an application of Soft Systems Methodology (SSM) in applying this framework in Iranian Household Sector specially to facilitate solar energy application in this sector. The application of SSM and CSEL framework is discussed in this paper and it is proved that SSM method links CSEL framework to the solar energy application in the Iranian architect environment. The CSEL multi-methodology framework aims not only eliminating energy sustainability barriers but also an efficient assignment of capital investment on such initiatives.