Social acceptability of using low carbon building: a survey exploration

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
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2020-11-25
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en
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International Journal of Sustainable Energy
Abstract
Enhancement of buildings energy efficiency has typically been approached by viewing the buildings from a social acceptance perspective focusing on multi-level stakeholders. In order to examine social acceptance in terms of public’s opinion and knowledge about using low carbon buildings, a multiple-choice questionnaire was designed with four groups of questions: background information, community perspective, social perspective, and market perspective. The study showed that 59.72% of the seventy respondents’ opinion were using low carbon building (LCB) can help to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In general, more than 53% of the respondents were willing to upgrade their accommodation to LCB. However, 70% respondents were not ready to hire any consultant because majority of have the problem in paying the upfront cost for LCB.
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low carbon buildings, net zero energy buildings, economic feasibility, energy efficiency, social acceptability
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Alam , S , E. Moula , M M & Lahdelma , R 2020 , ' Social acceptability of using low carbon building: a survey exploration ' , International Journal of Sustainable Energy , vol. 39 , no. 10 , pp. 951-963 . https://doi.org/10.1080/14786451.2020.1781852