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Factors Inhibiting Green Building Practice in the Nigerian Construction Industry: A Case of Lagos State, Nigeria

Authors: Simon-Eigbe BO, Osuizugbo IC, Idowu AO, Ewah KA

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As a result of various environmental problems caused by construction operations and the potential benefits linked with green building practices, green building is quickly becoming a major drive in the construction sector. However, there are various obstacles that hinder the adoption of green building in developing countries' construction sectors. The goal of this study was to determine the variables that hinder green building in Nigeria. The research used a quantitative approach. In Lagos State, Nigeria, questionnaires were delivered to a carefully selected group of construction stakeholders. The pool of stakeholders, which included 58 contractors, 41 consultants, and 38 clients working in Lagos State, received a total of 137 questionnaires. The data collected from the survey was analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The survey found that 'expertise and higher costs,' 'lack of government backing to push the process,' and 'lack of awareness and acceptability of green technology among construction players' were the top three barriers to green building practice in Nigeria's construction industry. The findings revealed the reasons that stymie green building practices in the construction industry. Understanding these characteristics can assist the construction industry and government in developing the strategies needed to minimize the barriers to green building practice.

Affiliations: Department of Quantity Surveying, School of Environmental Studies, Auchi Polytechnic, Auchi, Edo State, Nigeria.
Keywords: Construction Industry, Green Building, Lagos State, Contractors, Practice
Published date: 2022/06/30

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ISSN: 2635-3342 (Print)

ISSN: 2635-3350 (Online)

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