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Title: Factors affecting the implementation of green specifications in construction
Authors: Lam, PTI 
Chan, EHW 
Poon, CS 
Chau, CK
Chun, KP
Keywords: Contract management
Specifications
Sustainable development
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Academic Press
Source: Journal of environmental management, 2010, v. 91, no. 3, p. 654-661 How to cite?
Journal: Journal of environmental management 
Abstract: Green specifications constitute one of the important elements in green construction. New sustainability requirements and changing priorities in construction management have spurred the emerging green specifications to a faster pace of development. A cross-sectional survey has been conducted in Hong Kong in 2007 to identify principal factors leading to the success of preparing green specifications. Based on extensive construction management literature, 20 variables concerning sustainable construction were summarized. Using the Mann-Whitney U-test, the subtle differences between stakeholders in specifying construction work have been detected even with the high consistency of the responses among the groups. Moreover, five independent factors for successful specification of green construction have been categorized by factor analysis. They are related to (1) green technology and techniques, (2) reliability and quality of specification, (3) leadership and responsibility, (4) stakeholder involvement, and (5) guide and benchmarking systems. Whilst the first and fourth factors are generally more important, different stakeholder groups have different emphases. The results of the survey have been validated against established principles.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/13909
ISSN: 0301-4797
EISSN: 1095-8630
DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvman.2009.09.029
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