Drivers and barriers for an increased use of bio-based buildning materials in Sweden
Number of Authors: 4
2016 (English)In: Proceedings of the 12th meeting of the Northern European Network for Wood Science and Engineering (WSE): Wood science and engineering – a key factor on the transition to Bioeconomy, Riga, September 12-13 2016 / [ed] Andersons B. & Kokorevics A. (Eds.), Riga: Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry , 2016, 15-21 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
To limit the climate impact of buildings, low carbon materials such as bio-based materials could be used. This study intends to contribute to the understanding of drivers and barriers for an increased use of bio-based building materials in apartment buildings. For this purpose, semi-structured interviews with Swedish architects, contractors and developers were conducted. The results indicate weak drivers for selecting bio-based materials at present and that the key barriers are insufficient incentives, lack of knowledge and experience, bad examples, issues regarding performance, and construction-related culture and habits. Important future drivers could be green building certificates and other environmental standards and regulations, evidence that the materials keep a certain quality over time, and educational support from municipalities.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Riga: Latvian State Institute of Wood Chemistry , 2016. 15-21 p.
Construction industry, stakeholder perception, green building, diffusion of innovations
Other Mechanical Engineering
Research subject Wood Science and Engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-60262ISBN: 978-9934-14-981-8 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-60262DiVA: diva2:1045554
12th meeting of the Northern European Network for Wood Science and Engineering (WSE),Riga September 12-13 2016