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Influence of Participants' Characteristics on Sustainable Building Practices in Emerging Economies: An Empirical Case Study

Nguyen, Hung; Nguyen, Long; Chih, Ying-Yi; Le-Hoai, Long

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The slow development of green building (GB) practices in emerging economies has resulted in these countries remaining dominated by uncertified conventional buildings, which has caused negative environmental impacts (e.g., energy consumption and pollution). Using a mixed-research method, this study examined the interactive effect of participants’ characteristics (experience, knowledge, and roles) on sustainable building (SB) practices in conventional buildings in Vietnam—a fast-growing emerging...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Hung
dc.contributor.authorNguyen, Long
dc.contributor.authorChih, Ying-Yi
dc.contributor.authorLe-Hoai, Long
dc.date.accessioned2020-12-20T20:57:02Z
dc.date.available2020-12-20T20:57:02Z
dc.identifier.issn0733-9364
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/218135
dc.description.abstractThe slow development of green building (GB) practices in emerging economies has resulted in these countries remaining dominated by uncertified conventional buildings, which has caused negative environmental impacts (e.g., energy consumption and pollution). Using a mixed-research method, this study examined the interactive effect of participants’ characteristics (experience, knowledge, and roles) on sustainable building (SB) practices in conventional buildings in Vietnam—a fast-growing emerging market. Empirical data collected from qualitative (Study 1) and quantitative (Study 2) studies revealed that participants’ GB-related knowledge—especially owner representatives’ and designers’ knowledge—positively affected the extent of SB practices. However, participants’ industry experience was found to be a hindrance, which may be due to lack of motivation (e.g., weighting the benefits and extra effort required) for behavioral changes. These findings suggest the need to provide GB-related training to experienced practitioners and owner and designer representatives to enhance their knowledge and willingness to adopt SB practices. This study contributes to the sustainable construction literature by providing empirical evidence of the influence of project participants’ characteristics on SB practices
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAmerican Society of Civil Engineers
dc.sourceJournal of Construction Engineering and Management - ASCE
dc.titleInfluence of Participants' Characteristics on Sustainable Building Practices in Emerging Economies: An Empirical Case Study
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume143
dc.date.issued2017
local.identifier.absfor150307 - Innovation and Technology Management
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4868915xPUB125
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationNguyen, Hung, The University of Adelaide
local.contributor.affiliationNguyen, Long, Florida Gulf Coast University
local.contributor.affiliationChih, Ying-Yi, College of Business and Economics, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationLe-Hoai, Long, TBC
local.bibliographicCitation.issue8
local.identifier.doi10.1061/(ASCE)CO.1943-7862.0001321
local.identifier.absseo970115 - Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services
dc.date.updated2020-11-23T10:41:18Z
local.identifier.thomsonID000403723700036
CollectionsANU Research Publications

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