What are the Most Effective Drivers of Sustainable Development in the Decision Making Process.

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The identification of the most effective drivers of sustainable development is a focal point for most – if not all – policymakers and companies interested in sustainable development. Whilst the answer to this is of course very contextual this paper presents a practitioner’s review of the political and voluntary drivers for sustainable building in Denmark.
The paper identifies the most influential drivers for sustainable development in the Danish Building industry by combining a review of the regulatory political drivers in Denmark with two market surveys for construction clients from 2015 and 2016. The result of these surveys is compared to professional experiences from a number of sustainable Danish building projects completed or initiated in between 2008 and 2016.
It is the conclusion of this paper that whilst the regulatory drivers for energy and health are important when it comes to initiating and sustaining the market demand for sustainable buildings it is actually the economic and social drivers for sustainable building, such as life cycle costs, futureproofing of investments, better quality and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), that have the greatest impact on construction clients’ decision-making processes. The paper furthermore reflects on how drivers for sustainable development vary depending on the construction client’s planning perspective and how the contractor is engaged in the project.
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The identification of the most effective drivers of sustainable development is a focal point for most – if not all – policymakers and companies interested in sustainable development. Whilst the answer to this is of course very contextual this paper presents a practitioner’s review of the political and voluntary drivers for sustainable building in Denmark.
The paper identifies the most influential drivers for sustainable development in the Danish Building industry by combining a review of the regulatory political drivers in Denmark with two market surveys for construction clients from 2015 and 2016. The result of these surveys is compared to professional experiences from a number of sustainable Danish building projects completed or initiated in between 2008 and 2016.
It is the conclusion of this paper that whilst the regulatory drivers for energy and health are important when it comes to initiating and sustaining the market demand for sustainable buildings it is actually the economic and social drivers for sustainable building, such as life cycle costs, futureproofing of investments, better quality and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), that have the greatest impact on construction clients’ decision-making processes. The paper furthermore reflects on how drivers for sustainable development vary depending on the construction client’s planning perspective and how the contractor is engaged in the project.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
TitelWSBE17 Hong Kong - Conference Proceedings : Transforming Our Built Environment through Innovation and Integration: Putting Ideas into Action
Antal sider7
Udgivelses stedHong Kong May 2017
ForlagConstruction Industry Council Hong Kong
Publikationsdatojun. 2017
Sider598 - 604.
ISBN (Trykt)978-988-77943-0-1
ISBN (Elektronisk)978-988-77943-0-1
StatusUdgivet - jun. 2017
PublikationsartForskning
Peer reviewJa
BegivenhedThe World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 Hong Kong (WSBE17 Hong Kong) - Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Varighed: 5 jun. 20177 jun. 2017
Konferencens nummer: WSBE17

Konference

KonferenceThe World Sustainable Built Environment Conference 2017 Hong Kong (WSBE17 Hong Kong)
NummerWSBE17
LandHong Kong
ByHong Kong
Periode05/06/201707/06/2017

    Forskningsområder

  • Policy and regulation; drivers for sustainable development; strategy development
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