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Article: The contributions of environmental management systems towards project outcome: case studies in Hong Kong

TitleThe contributions of environmental management systems towards project outcome: case studies in Hong Kong
Authors
KeywordsEnvironmental management systems
Sustainable construction
Sustainable development
Issue Date2012
PublisherEarthscan Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.earthscan.co.uk/?tabid=502
Citation
Architectural Engineering and Design Management, 2012, v. 8 n. 3, p. 160-169 How to Cite?
AbstractSustainable development has been promoted and pursued for many years within the environmental, economic and social domains, i.e., the triple bottom line. From such perspectives, sustainable construction integrates low-energy design with materials which have minimum environmental impact while maintaining ecological diversity. The sustainability concept is supported but not fully implemented in Hong Kong compared with countries such as the UK. This study proposes a sustainable construction model with three key factors, namely, government policy, contract procurement system and environment management system (EMS). In this study, the effects of EMS are tested through case studies of a sample of school development projects in Hong Kong. Performance comparisons between contractors with and without ISO 14001 certification are analysed. The results show that, in general, the implementation of EMS enhances the achievement of sustainable construction outcomes. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/168791
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.696
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dc.contributor.authorLiu, AMMen_US
dc.contributor.authorLau, WSWen_US
dc.contributor.authorFellows, Ren_US
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dc.date.available2012-10-08T03:32:29Z-
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.citationArchitectural Engineering and Design Management, 2012, v. 8 n. 3, p. 160-169en_US
dc.identifier.issn1745-2007en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/168791-
dc.description.abstractSustainable development has been promoted and pursued for many years within the environmental, economic and social domains, i.e., the triple bottom line. From such perspectives, sustainable construction integrates low-energy design with materials which have minimum environmental impact while maintaining ecological diversity. The sustainability concept is supported but not fully implemented in Hong Kong compared with countries such as the UK. This study proposes a sustainable construction model with three key factors, namely, government policy, contract procurement system and environment management system (EMS). In this study, the effects of EMS are tested through case studies of a sample of school development projects in Hong Kong. Performance comparisons between contractors with and without ISO 14001 certification are analysed. The results show that, in general, the implementation of EMS enhances the achievement of sustainable construction outcomes. © 2012 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherEarthscan Ltd. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.earthscan.co.uk/?tabid=502en_US
dc.relation.ispartofArchitectural Engineering and Design Managementen_US
dc.subjectEnvironmental management systemsen_US
dc.subjectSustainable constructionen_US
dc.subjectSustainable developmenten_US
dc.titleThe contributions of environmental management systems towards project outcome: case studies in Hong Kongen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.emailLiu, AMM: ammliu@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1080/17452007.2012.681173en_US
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