Environmental Management in Swedish Construction Projects – Actors, Tools, Incentives and Development

Examensarbete för masterexamen

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Type: Examensarbete för masterexamen
Master Thesis
Title: Environmental Management in Swedish Construction Projects – Actors, Tools, Incentives and Development
Authors: Koppfeldt, Anders
Revellé, Jakob
Abstract: Environmental sustainability has been given increased focus during the later years and technical solutions and management practices have therefore been applied. Environmental Management Systems are today present in almost every larger company in the Swedish construction industry as the companies strive to stay competitive on the market. To enhance the environmental work and to market projects, environmental certifications are commonly applied on various projects. The purpose of this thesis is to investigate the status of the environmental work and processes related, in the Swedish construction industry. It is an abductive and qualitative study including both a literature review and interviews within the Swedish construction sector. The results from the empirics are compared with theory as well as other studies performed within the same research area. It was concluded that there is an ongoing development in environmental sustainability. Further, the consensus between the respondents was overall great in many of the aspects about challenges and possibilities. A need for broad collaboration across roles and actors in these complex matters were evident.
Keywords: Samhällsbyggnadsteknik;Civil Engineering
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik
Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Series/Report no.: Examensarbete - Institutionen för bygg- och miljöteknik, Chalmers tekniska högskola : BOMX02-17-42
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12380/251748
Collection:Examensarbeten för masterexamen // Master Theses



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