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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12(11), 13823-13842; doi:10.3390/ijerph121113823

Improving Management of Green Retrofits from a Stakeholder Perspective: A Case Study in China

Department of Building and Real Estate, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China
School of Economics and Management Engineering, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Beijing 100044, China
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Academic Editor: Derek Clements-Croome
Received: 9 September 2015 / Revised: 14 October 2015 / Accepted: 26 October 2015 / Published: 28 October 2015
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Green retrofits, which improve the environment and energy efficiency of buildings, are considered a potential solution for reducing energy consumption as well as improving human health and productivity. They represent some of the riskiest, most complex, and most uncertain projects to manage. As the foundation of project management, critical success factors (CSFs) have been emphasized by previous research. However, most studies identified and prioritized CSFs independently of stakeholders. This differs from the reality, where the success of green retrofits is tightly interrelated to the stakeholders of projects. To improve the analysis from a stakeholder perspective, the present study proposed an innovative method based on a two-mode social network analysis to integrate CSF analysis with stakeholders. The results of this method can provide further understanding of the interactions between stakeholders and CSFs, and the underlying relationship among CSFs through stakeholders. A pilot study was conducted to apply the proposed method and assess the CSFs for green retrofits in China. The five most significant CSFs are identified in the management of green retrofit. Furthermore, the interrelations between stakeholders and CSFs, coefficient and clusters of CSFs are likewise discussed. View Full-Text
Keywords: Green retrofit; critical success factors; stakeholders; social network analysis Green retrofit; critical success factors; stakeholders; social network analysis

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Liang, X.; Shen, G.Q.; Guo, L. Improving Management of Green Retrofits from a Stakeholder Perspective: A Case Study in China. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2015, 12, 13823-13842.

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