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Article: Construction waste minimization in green building: A comparative analysis of LEED-NC 2009 certified projects in the US and China

TitleConstruction waste minimization in green building: A comparative analysis of LEED-NC 2009 certified projects in the US and China
Authors
KeywordsGreen building
Green building rating system
Leadership in energy and environmental design
Construction waste minimization
Issue Date2020
PublisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jclepro
Citation
Journal of Cleaner Production, 2020, v. 256, p. article no. 120749 How to Cite?
AbstractConstruction waste minimization is a key sustainability goal in green building rating systems. Although these rating systems traverse countries’ boundaries, no research so far has compared construction waste minimization performance in such systems across countries. This research aims to investigate and compare the construction waste minimization performance of green building projects in the US and China by focusing on the widely adopted LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification system. Data on 599 and 297 LEED-New Construction (NC) 2009 certified projects in the US and China, respectively, were sourced from the US Green Building Council project directory. Their construction waste minimization-related points were compared using the Mann-Whitney U and effect size test, and semi-structured interviews were conducted to identify the possible causes behind statistical analysis results. We found no significant difference in construction waste minimization performance of LEED platinum-level projects in the US and China, but the magnitude of the difference between two countries increased as the certification level went lower. The enforcement on regulations, recycling market development, public consciousness and advanced technologies lead to the differences while the influence of the political, economic, social, and technological context increased when the projects were certified with lower LEED levels. An amenable context should be fostered to achieve a better construction waste minimization performance in green building and a sustainable development goal.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/287712
ISSN
2020 Impact Factor: 9.297
2020 SCImago Journal Rankings: 1.937
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dc.contributor.authorChi, B-
dc.contributor.authorLu, W-
dc.contributor.authorYe, M-
dc.contributor.authorBao, Z-
dc.contributor.authorZhang, X-
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-05T12:02:09Z-
dc.date.available2020-10-05T12:02:09Z-
dc.date.issued2020-
dc.identifier.citationJournal of Cleaner Production, 2020, v. 256, p. article no. 120749-
dc.identifier.issn0959-6526-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/287712-
dc.description.abstractConstruction waste minimization is a key sustainability goal in green building rating systems. Although these rating systems traverse countries’ boundaries, no research so far has compared construction waste minimization performance in such systems across countries. This research aims to investigate and compare the construction waste minimization performance of green building projects in the US and China by focusing on the widely adopted LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification system. Data on 599 and 297 LEED-New Construction (NC) 2009 certified projects in the US and China, respectively, were sourced from the US Green Building Council project directory. Their construction waste minimization-related points were compared using the Mann-Whitney U and effect size test, and semi-structured interviews were conducted to identify the possible causes behind statistical analysis results. We found no significant difference in construction waste minimization performance of LEED platinum-level projects in the US and China, but the magnitude of the difference between two countries increased as the certification level went lower. The enforcement on regulations, recycling market development, public consciousness and advanced technologies lead to the differences while the influence of the political, economic, social, and technological context increased when the projects were certified with lower LEED levels. An amenable context should be fostered to achieve a better construction waste minimization performance in green building and a sustainable development goal.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherElsevier BV. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/jclepro-
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Cleaner Production-
dc.subjectGreen building-
dc.subjectGreen building rating system-
dc.subjectLeadership in energy and environmental design-
dc.subjectConstruction waste minimization-
dc.titleConstruction waste minimization in green building: A comparative analysis of LEED-NC 2009 certified projects in the US and China-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailChi, B: simon.chi@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailLu, W: wilsonlu@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityLu, W=rp01362-
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dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.jclepro.2020.120749-
dc.identifier.scopuseid_2-s2.0-85080045340-
dc.identifier.hkuros315336-
dc.identifier.volume256-
dc.identifier.spagearticle no. 120749-
dc.identifier.epagearticle no. 120749-
dc.identifier.isiWOS:000524981300046-
dc.publisher.placeNetherlands-
dc.identifier.issnl0959-6526-

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