Challenges of Green Building In Nigeria: Stakeholders’ Perspectives

Olatunde Oladoja, Olabode Emmanuel Ogunmakinde

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Green building has become a trend in recent years in an effort to improve the well-being of its inhabitants, community, environmental health, and life-cycle cost. The system's added benefits are the driving force behind the call to use it. Increased acceptance and adoption of green building systems in developed countries have increased awareness in many developing countries, particularly in Africa. As a result, the Green Building Council of Nigeria (GBCN) was established to regulate, monitor, and promote the use of green buildings in Nigeria. Unfortunately, because there are few or no green buildings in Nigeria, adoption has been slow. The aim of this research is to identify the challenges of green building in Nigeria from the perspective of stakeholders, as well as to assess the criticality of each obstacle. To achieve this aim, 86 stakeholders in the construction industry, including government representatives, clients, and professionals, were polled using a series of questionnaires. The findings indicate that the challenges differ depending on the stakeholder. Nonetheless, the common challenges were a lack of understanding and awareness about the economic benefits and opportunities of green buildings, insufficient government support, inaccessible legislation, and the perception that green buildings are expensive. The study recommends that the government take the initiative and lead in proactively preparing the country's urban landscape for green buildings.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 44th AUBEA Conference: Construction Education - Live the Future
EditorsImriyas Kamardeen, Anthony Mills, Nateque Mahmood, Jamal Thaheem, Gayani Karunasena, Abdul-Manan Sadick, Abid Hasan, Jess Holmes, Tara Stenhouse, Anna Uebergang, Lauren Abel
Place of PublicationGeelong
PublisherDeakin University
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)978-0-646-85008-5
Publication statusPublished - 28 Oct 2021
EventThe 44th AUBEA Annual Conference - Geelong, Australia
Duration: 27 Nov 202129 Nov 2021
Conference number: 44th


ConferenceThe 44th AUBEA Annual Conference
Abbreviated titleAUBEA
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