Barriers and opportunities to the adoption and implementation of sustainable construction techniques and practices in Ghana

Kwakye, Evans (2010) Barriers and opportunities to the adoption and implementation of sustainable construction techniques and practices in Ghana. MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    The adoption of sustainable practices, to provide built environments that consume less energy and pollute less is considered one of the several ways to save and protect the environment. However, there are several barriers and obstacles that militate against these noble attempts at environmental protection.

    In this dissertation, the barriers to the adoption and implementation of sustainable construction techniques and practices in Ghana are investigated. The research was conducted using questionnaire, interviews and case studies; and a review of related documented sources of information. It found several barriers to sustainable construction. However, those that were more inhibitive to the adoption of sustainable techniques and practices, including the cost of materials, especially sustainable construction materials, the lack or insufficient education and information, low levels of technical skill, knowledge and awareness, the lack of customer demand for sustainable techniques, materials and property, the absence of stringent policies to regulate and enforce compliance in the sector, and the lack of incentives to promote the adoption of sustainable techniques and practices.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: ?? EDAM ??
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 12:36
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:17
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/1119

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