An evaluation of eco-friendly buildings and their contribution to the commercial sector

Rose, Callum John Donald (2016) An evaluation of eco-friendly buildings and their contribution to the commercial sector. BSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to evaluate the relationship between ecofriendly buildings and the commercial sector. This project aims to give further understanding to how the commercial sector can not only reduce the carbon levels in the commercial sector, but also how the benefits of environmentally friendly buildings can make their organisations more successful.
    Design/Methodology – Research and studies by reputable authors on the relationship between eco-friendly buildings and the commercial sector is reviewed to identify key benefits from implement eco-friendly building technology as well as assessing the cost associated with eco-friendly buildings.
    Two research methods have been used to further explore this topic, Secondary Research in the form of a literature review, and Primary Research in the forms of a questionnaire and interview. By carrying out a literature review a further understanding can be achieved. The primary research method provides an in-depth real world understanding of factors that affect the implementation of eco-friendly buildings/technology.
    Findings – From the research carried out, the participants agreed that eco-friendly buildings can contribute significantly to both the environmental and the commercial sectors. The factors identified are generally specific to the organisation that was studied, however the factors that were identified may be relevant to similar organisation. The results identified that eco-friendly buildings can be beneficial depending differential aspects such as stakeholders interest, company aims and objectives and the income of that specific organisation.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Technology > School of Civil Engineering and Surveying
    Depositing User: Beth Atkins
    Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2016 10:37
    Last Modified: 06 Sep 2016 10:37
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/21745

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