Critical factors affecting the implementation of sustainable housing in Australia

Yang, Jay & Yang, Zhengyu (2015) Critical factors affecting the implementation of sustainable housing in Australia. Journal of Housing and the Built Environment, 30(2), pp. 275-292.

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Improved public awareness of the environment and available technologies will continue to highlight the importance of sustainable housing in the coming years. Despite this potential, the majority of new housing development in Australia is still “project homes” with few tangible sustainability measures. Stakeholders tend to have different perceptions and priorities on sustainability. To promote the uptake of sustainable housing products, a study of the critical issues affecting the implementation of sustainable housing is necessary. This research investigates multiple factors that may influence key stakeholders’ decision-making towards sustainable housing adoption. Drawing insights from combined questionnaire and interview studies, 12 critical factors and their interrelationships are identified based on professional views in the Australian housing industry. The mutual influences, or driving force and dependency, of these factors are further investigated via Interpretive Structural Modelling (ISM) to distinguish those requiring prominent and immediate attention. A hierarchical model is developed to help key stakeholders prioritise actions when implementing sustainable housing.

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ID Code: 70759
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Additional Information: Published online: 24 April 2014
Keywords: sustainability, housing, framework, factors, mutual influence
DOI: 10.1007/s10901-014-9406-5
ISSN: 1573-7772
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > BUILDING (120200) > Building not elsewhere classified (120299)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
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Deposited On: 30 Apr 2014 23:47
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2016 09:47

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