Towards decision making on carbon reduction over the building life cycle - an empirical study

Wong, S, Duncan, J and Summers, M 2018, 'Towards decision making on carbon reduction over the building life cycle - an empirical study', in Proceedings of the Joint 11th International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) World Congress & the 22nd Annual Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) Conference, Sydney, 18-20 November 2018, pp. 1-9.


Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: Conference Papers

Title Towards decision making on carbon reduction over the building life cycle - an empirical study
Author(s) Wong, S
Duncan, J
Summers, M
Year 2018
Conference name ICEC-PAQS-2018: Grassroots to Concrete Jungle - Dynamics in the Built Environment
Conference location Sydney
Conference dates 18-20 November 2018
Proceedings title Proceedings of the Joint 11th International Cost Engineering Council (ICEC) World Congress & the 22nd Annual Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors (PAQS) Conference
Publisher Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
Place of publication Sydney, Australia
Start page 1
End page 9
Total pages 9
Abstract Efforts have been being made to foster carbon reduction in the construction development. However, few studies have acknowledged that the adoption of carbon reduction strategies is a matter of decision making. This study aims to identify the role played by individual stakeholders on the adoption of carbon reduction strategies for different stages of the building lifecycle. A questionnaire survey was conducted in the greater Melbourne region. Perceptive views of the construction practitioners were solicited. Monte Carlo simulations were conducted to depict the influential powers of different project stakeholders on adoption of carbon reduction. The results indicate that "Coordinate with subcontractors at project level", "Install renewable energy devices to save energy when the building is in use"; and "Make redundant old machinery and adopting the use of new modern fuel efficient machinery" are the most frequently adopted carbon reduction strategies across all roles of project stakeholders. Future studies can contribute to identifying the carbon reduction strategies that are most effective to stakeholders; solutions can therefore be devised on these versatile strategies.
Subjects Quantity Surveying
Building Construction Management and Project Planning
Keyword(s) carbon reduction
strategies adoption
stakeholders
lifecycle
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