Motivations for Green building development in Vietnam

Hong Trang Nguyen*, Ayokunle Olubunmi Olanipekun, Martin Skitmore, Tanya Tyvimaa

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Abstract

The Vietnamese construction market has witnessed slow green building development to date. The motivations for enhancing green building practices that lead to increased green building development (IND1-IND9) are generic and not yet verified in the Vietnamese context. Therefore, the extent to which these motivations apply to the Vietnamese construction industry is currently unknown how. This study responds by surveying the opinions of 166 construction professionals covering the education, public and industry sectors in Vietnam. The findings reveal that all IND1-IND9 are very influential, with mean scores >3.77 out of a maximum possible 5.00. Of these, monetary benefits are the most influential, followed by societal gratification and improved human well-being, while the least influential is government regulation. Furthermore, financial incentives and economic benefits are the most influential motivators of construction professionals in each of the education, public and industry sectors. It is concluded that motivation is very important for encouraging green building development among construction professionals in Vietnam and that the government needs to focus more on providing financial and/or economic incentives as a means of increasing green building development in the country.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 22nd International Conference on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2017
EditorsPatrick X.W. Zou, Jay Sanjayan, Morshed Alam, Xiaoxiao Xu
PublisherCRIOCM 2017 Organising Committee
Pages459-466
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9780648074243
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes
Event22nd International Conference on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2017 - Melbourne, Australia
Duration: 20 Nov 201723 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameProceedings of 22nd International Conference on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2017

Conference

Conference22nd International Conference on Advancement of Construction Management and Real Estate, CRIOCM 2017
CountryAustralia
CityMelbourne
Period20/11/1723/11/17

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