Sustainable housing implementation through mutual benefits to stakeholders : a decision making approach

Yang, Zhengyu & Yang, Jay (2009) Sustainable housing implementation through mutual benefits to stakeholders : a decision making approach. In Li, Qiming & Yang, Jay (Eds.) Proceedings of CRIOCM2009 International Symposium on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, The HongKong Polytechnic University, Nanjing, pp. 1012-1018.

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Improved public awareness and strong sentiments towards environmental issues will continue to create increasing demand for sustainable housing (SH) in the coming years. Despite this potential, the up-take rate of sustainable housing in new build and through home renovation is not as high as expected within the housing industry. This is in contrast to the influx of emerging building technologies, new materials and innovative designs seen in exemplar homes built worldwide. How we should use the increasing awareness of SH and emerging technologies as an impetus to change the un-sustainable designs and practices of the building industry is high on the agenda of the government and majority of the stakeholders involved. This warrants the study of multifaceted strategies that meet the needs of multiple stakeholders and integrated seamlessly into housing development processes. Specifically, the different perceptions, roles and incentives of stakeholders, who inevitably need to ensure their benefits and commercial returns, should be highlighted and acted upon. -----

This paper discusses the preliminary findings of a research project that aims to promote SH implementation by identifying and materializing the mutual benefits among key stakeholders. The aim is to be achieved through questionnaire surveys, structural equation modelling, interviews and case studies with seven major stakeholders within the Australian housing industry. This research identifies the influence and relationship of relevant factors, investigates preferences, similarities and differences between stakeholders on perceived benefits and in turn explores the mutual-benefit strategy package that facilitates decision making towards sustainable housing development.

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ID Code: 31372
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: sustainability, housing, stakeholder, benefits, decision-making
ISBN: 9789623676748
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building Construction Management and Project Planning (120201)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Past > Schools > School of Urban Development
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 [please consult the authors]
Deposited On: 17 Mar 2010 21:27
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:59

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