Effects of Construction Elements on Energy Saving and Carbon Reduction

Sheng-Ke Lai

Abstract


To respond to continuing global warming and rising environmental awareness, owners in the construction industry, a leading industry worldwide, must possess a greater awareness of energy- saving and carbon reduction construction products and their corporate social responsibilities. Construction industry owners are frequently required to focus on profit as the primary goal of projects for corporate sustainability. This study examined the effects on energy saving and carbon reduction efforts on the use of green construction elements in existing construction projects. The analysis results revealed that applying energy-saving and carbon reduction construction elements improves sales prices and rates substantially, even though it raises construction costs. In response to the evolution of green technology and the increase in consumer environmental awareness, future construction projects should increase the application of new energy-saving and carbon reduction construction materials. The results of this study provide a reference to construction industry owners implementing green construction materials.


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construction industry, green energy, element, energy-saving, and carbon reduction

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.31098/jibm.v1i1.225

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