Sustainable retirement living : what matters

Barker, Jake, Xia, Bo, Zuo, Jian, & Zillante, George (2012) Sustainable retirement living : what matters. Australasian Journal of Construction Economics and Building, 1(1).

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There is a growing demand for sustainable retirement villages in Australia due to an increasing number of ageing population and public acceptance of sustainable development. This research aims to gain a better understanding of retirees’ understanding about sustainable retirement living and their attitudes towards sustainable developments via a questionnaire survey approach. The results showed that the current and potential residents of retirement villages are generally very conscious of unsustainable resource consumption and would like their residences and community to be more environmentally friendly and energy efficient. The cost of energy supply is a concern to majority of respondents. Education is required to residents about recycling household waste and how to use available facilities. A better understanding of retirees’ awareness and attitudes towards sustainability issues helps to improve the sustainable developments of retirement villages in the future.

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ID Code: 51563
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: No
Keywords: Sustainability, retirement living , South Australia
ISSN: 1837-9133
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 12 Jul 2012 07:44
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2012 07:44

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