Barriers and policy recommendations for developing green buildings from local government perspective: a case study of Ningbo China

Wu Deng, Tong Yang, Llewellyn Tang, Yu Ting Tang

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Abstract

This paper is based on an ongoing research project funded by the World Bank GEF Program, which aims to identify the key barriers to green building development in Ningbo China and suggest policy improvements to the local government. China is undergoing the largest scale of urbanization in history and at an unprecedented pace. The construction and operation of buildings have inevitably brought severe pressures on resource conservation and environmental protection. China has initiated policies, strategies and financial incentive schemes at national level to address these issues. It is also seen that there is a growing interest in recent years at local government level in promoting green buildings. This paper will take a look at the current national policies and targets and then discuss the motivations and opportunities of developing green buildings from a perspective of local governments. Questionnaire surveys and interviews with relevant stakeholders have been conducted in the case study city. Based on the surveys and interviews, the key barriers to developing green buildings in the case study city have been identified, and recommendations for policy change are proposed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)61-77
Number of pages17
JournalIntelligent Buildings International
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 3 Apr 2018

Keywords

  • Barrier
  • Ningbo China
  • green building development
  • local government
  • policy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Building and Construction
  • Computer Science Applications

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