Balanced sustainable implementation in the construction industry: The perspective of Korean contractors

Title
Balanced sustainable implementation in the construction industry: The perspective of Korean contractors
Author(s)
김상용황승욱[황승욱]
Keywords
BENCHMARKING ENERGY USE; CORRELATION-COEFFICIENT; ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT; PERFORMANCE
Issue Date
201506
Publisher
ELSEVIER SCIENCE SA
Citation
ENERGY AND BUILDINGS, v.96, pp.76 - 85
Abstract
Successful sustainability cannot be realized considering only environmental issues. Along with these, economic and social issues must also be considered in a balanced approach toward ensuring sustainability. In this study, the importance and performance value of factors related to these three issues as well as the gap between their importance and practical performance are investigated. In addition, correlations among these three issues are also examined by means of a survey of Korean contractors. According to data analysis results, there are large gaps between the importance and performance value of soft skill and long-term benefit factors. Moreover, it is found that balanced application with economic and social issues is more essential for sustainable development, even if environmental factors are revealed as quite effective. Environmental factors generally are closely correlated with economic factors, except for several social factors that have the strongest correlation with environmental issues. Hence, from the perspective of Korean contractors, a balanced application between important and tangibly performed factors as well as between environmental, economic, and social issues is essential for successful sustainability and not just the application of an isolated dominant factor. (C) 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/YU.REPOSITORY/31959http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2015.03.019
ISSN
0378-7788
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