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Title: Improving management of green retrofits from a stakeholder perspective : a case study in China
Authors: Liang, X 
Shen, GQ 
Guo, L
Keywords: Critical success factors
Green retrofit
Social network analysis
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Molecular Diversity Preservation International (MDPI)
Source: International journal of environmental research and public health, 2015, v. 12, no. 11, p. 13823-13842 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of environmental research and public health 
Abstract: Green retrofits, which improve the environment and energy efficiency of buildings, are considered a potential solution for reducing energy consumption as well as improving human health and productivity. They represent some of the riskiest, most complex, and most uncertain projects to manage. As the foundation of project management, critical success factors (CSFs) have been emphasized by previous research. However, most studies identified and prioritized CSFs independently of stakeholders. This differs from the reality, where the success of green retrofits is tightly interrelated to the stakeholders of projects. To improve the analysis from a stakeholder perspective, the present study proposed an innovative method based on a two-mode social network analysis to integrate CSF analysis with stakeholders. The results of this method can provide further understanding of the interactions between stakeholders and CSFs, and the underlying relationship among CSFs through stakeholders. A pilot study was conducted to apply the proposed method and assess the CSFs for green retrofits in China. The five most significant CSFs are identified in the management of green retrofit. Furthermore, the interrelations between stakeholders and CSFs, coefficient and clusters of CSFs are likewise discussed.
ISSN: 1661-7827
EISSN: 1660-4601
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph121113823
Rights: © 2015 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution license (
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