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Conference Paper

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Zou, P., & Couani, P. (April, 2011). Risks in green building development: A supply chain perspective. Paper presented at 36th Annual Conference for Australian University Building Educators, Bond University, Gold Coast.


This research aims to identify the major risks in green building development from a supply chain perspective and develop strategies to manage these risks. Data was collected through questionnaire surveys and analysed using relevant software. It is found that the risks in green building vary throughout the supply chain, with „lack of commitment in the supply chain to go green‟ and „higher investment costs‟ being ranked as the most important risks overall. The strategies to manage these risks are through research and development, training and education, co-ordination, knowledge and information management, experience sharing and technology application. As the green building market continues to develop, construction supply chains must collaboratively and collectively responses to the risks to improve their green building performance. This research provides a basis for understanding the key risks and management strategies in green building development from a supply chain perspective.



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