Strategies for promoting green building technologies adoption in the construction industry – An international study

Strategies for promoting green building technologies adoption in the construction industry – An international study

Abstract Because green building technologies (GBTs) adoption is a promising way of ameliorating the sustainability performance of buildings, GBTs are receiving increased interest in the global construction community. The barriers to the adoption of GBTs, such as higher cost and...
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A cluster analysis of energy-consuming activities in everyday life

A cluster analysis of energy-consuming activities in everyday life

Abstract Flexible consumption in the household sector concerns individuals’ daily choices and the routines that develop in their households. Targeting household-level energy consumption therefore requires an understanding of energy consumption in relation to...
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Performance gaps in energy consumption: household groups and building characteristics

Performance gaps in energy consumption: household groups and building characteristics

Abstract The difference between actual and calculated energy is called the ‘energy-performance gap’. Possible explanations for this gap are construction mistakes, improper adjusting of equipment, excessive simplification in simulation models and occupant b...
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Learning to live in a smart home

Learning to live in a smart home

Abstract Smart homes promise to significantly enhance domestic comfort, convenience, security and leisure whilst simultaneously reducing energy use through optimized home energy management. Their ability to achieve these multiple aims rests fundamentally on h...
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Sydney Opera House goes green

Sydney Opera House goes green

As one of the world’s busiest performing arts spaces, the Sydney Opera House is no stranger to the sound of applause. But this time, the accolades aren’t for the actors, but for the building’s sustainability achievements. In 2015, the Opera...
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Towards Carbon Neutral Community: 5 National Carbon Offset Standards set to launch by the Australian Government

Towards Carbon Neutral Community: 5 National Carbon Offset Standards set to launch by the Australian Government

What does a carbon neutral building or precinct look like? For years, we had no definitive answer. But now we do. Just last week, the Australian Government launched the National Carbon Offset Standard (NCOS) for Buildings and the NCOS for...
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Effect of Motivation and Owner Commitment on the Delivery Performance of Green Building Projects

Effect of Motivation and Owner Commitment on the Delivery Performance of Green Building Projects

Abstract The delivery of green building projects is often more difficult than that for of non–green building projects, thereby resulting in low project performance. To overcome the difficulties and improve the delivery performance of green building projects,...
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Driving forces for green building technologies adoption in the construction industry: Ghanaian perspective

Driving forces for green building technologies adoption in the construction industry: Ghanaian perspective

Abstract As a response to mitigate various negative environmental effects of the construction industry, recent years have witnessed a growing interest in green building technologies (GBTs) adoption and development. Consequently, many studies have been conducte...
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Feasibility Study and Economic Assessment in Green Building Projects

Feasibility Study and Economic Assessment in Green Building Projects

Abstract The purpose of this paper is to explore the concept of a feasibility study and economic assessment in Green Building Projects. The benefits of preparation of financial feasibility study enable the client to decide with considerable confidence whether ...
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