Conserving a sustainable urban environment through energy security and project management practices

Maqbool, Rashid and Jowett, Emily (2023) Conserving a sustainable urban environment through energy security and project management practices. Environmental Science and Pollution Research, 30 (34). pp. 81858-81880. ISSN 0944-1344

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Construction has been highlighted as one sector that could reduce its effect on the environment by implementing more sustainable methodologies. However, there are many different challenges preventing sustainable construction practice, and despite existing research providing advice for carbon emission reduction, these practices are being somewhat neglected. The purpose of this research is to investigate the challenges surrounding sustainable construction practice and the current knowledge on energy security and project management practices that can aid climate change mitigation. The design methodology of this study involves a thorough literature review of existing knowledge on the subject matter followed by primary research. The survey conducted collected quantitative data of 160 valid responses via an online closed ended questionnaire using snowball sampling methods from the construction and engineering professionals working in the UK construction industry. The study found that most participants agree with the encouragement of sustainable construction practices, but are generally unsure about what they can do. Factors such as government involvement and organisation culture have some significance but will rely on further research in order to assess specific influencing variables. The study contributes to existing research on factors surrounding project management and identifies and plethora of areas of improvement, that can be formed into a holistic approach to the current construction industry practice.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Energy security, Climate change, Urbanisation, Project management practices, Sustainable construction
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
H800 Chemical, Process and Energy Engineering
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Mechanical and Construction Engineering
Depositing User: Rachel Branson
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2022 07:54
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2023 14:00

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