A Swedish contractor’s view on incentives for environmental classified construction

Examensarbete för masterexamen

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Type: Examensarbete för masterexamen
Master Thesis
Title: A Swedish contractor’s view on incentives for environmental classified construction
Authors: Karlsson, Axel
Edeland, Fabian
Abstract: Sustainable construction has become increasingly important to consider for all stakeholders in the industry, but also for many users. As a result, more and more environmentally certified buildings and districts are demanded. Many companies see competitive advantages in being associated with sustainable construction and see financial gains while improving environmental work in society. The purpose of this report is to investigate the driving forces and barriers that exist for entrepreneurs in the industry. The essay will also examine which collaboration and construction methods are best suited for success with environmental certification projects. The report is based on a literature study and a qualitative interview study. Economy and time are represented as the main drivers and barriers. It can be added that there is generally a consensus among respondents about an entrepreneur's view of environmental certifications. It is more advantageous to certify a commercial property where users can profile themselves in promoting environmental work. Large companies demand environmentally certified buildings more than private individuals do. It can also be determined that the quality of the detailed design is more important and has a greater impact than the type of construction applied.
Keywords: Samhällsbyggnadsteknik;Civil Engineering
Issue Date: 2018
Publisher: Chalmers tekniska högskola / Institutionen för arkitektur och samhällsbyggnadsteknik
Chalmers University of Technology / Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12380/255763
Collection:Examensarbeten för masterexamen // Master Theses

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