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Sustainability 2018, 10(11), 4135; https://doi.org/10.3390/su10114135

Key Factors to Green Building Technologies Adoption in Developing Countries: The Perspective of Chinese Designers

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School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
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School of Civil Engineering, Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin 150001, China
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School of Civil Engineering, Northeast Forestry University, Harbin 150040, China
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State Grid Liaoning Electric Power Company Limited Economic Research Institute, Shenyang 110015, China
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Received: 28 October 2018 / Revised: 7 November 2018 / Accepted: 8 November 2018 / Published: 10 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Green Building Technologies)
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Green building is deemed an effective means to realize the sustainable development of environment, economy and society in the construction industry. Green building technologies (GBTS) are important to realize green buildings. In order to make the application of GBTS be adopted and popularized effectively, it is especially important for us to gain thorough comprehension of the key problems that affect the adoption of GBTS. The target of this paper is to better understand the adoption of GBTS from the perspective of designers. This article utilizes a questionnaire to investigate Chinese architectural designers. Through establishing a structural equation model and an analysis of the survey data, the key factors influencing the adoption of GBTS by designers in the Design Company were found out. The results denote that the adoption motivation, the capability of GBTS, the knowledge structure and the defects of GBTS are the significant factors that affect designers’ adoption behaviors. However, the management support of GBTS has no significant effect on designers’ adoption behavior. The research results are helpful to improve adoption of GBTS in design units and accelerate the transformation of GBTS achievements. Additionally, they can promote the application of GBTS in the field of construction. Based on the quantitative theoretical model (the structural equation model), this paper finds out the key factors that affect the application of GBTS from the perspective of designers, enriching the theoretical methods of GBTS research and complementing the relevant literature of GBTS research. Future research will analyze the adoption behavior of GBTS from the point of other stakeholders and from the internal level of the design units. View Full-Text
Keywords: structural equation modeling; green building technologies; developing countries; China; the construction market structural equation modeling; green building technologies; developing countries; China; the construction market
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Wang, W.; Zhang, S.; Su, Y.; Deng, X. Key Factors to Green Building Technologies Adoption in Developing Countries: The Perspective of Chinese Designers. Sustainability 2018, 10, 4135.

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