Critical factors for environmental performance assessment (EPA) in the Hong Kong construction industry

Show simple item record Tam, VWY en Tam, CM en Yiu, Tak Wing en Cheung, SO en 2015-03-06T01:49:01Z en 2006 en
dc.identifier.citation Construction Management and Economics, 2006, 24 (11), pp. 1113 - 1123 en
dc.identifier.issn 0144-6193 en
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dc.description.abstract With the rise in the public concern on environmental protection, more construction firms start to apply environmental management for their construction activities. As a result, environmental management systems (EMS) have been implemented in construction. However, to improve the construction environment in Hong Kong, environmental performance assessment (EPA) has been designed for reviewing, monitoring, checking and evaluating environmental performance. A list of evaluation factors for EPA are identified and grouped into seven major factors: management and training; air and noise; auditing; waste and water; cost saving on resources; energy; and regulation. The results from a survey highlight that the most important evaluation factor is management and training and the least significant result is regulation. A voluntary approach has been promoted instead of the traditional mandatory system. Furthermore, three case studies are used to test the reliability with seven groups of evaluation factors in measuring the environmental performance for construction. The results from the case study analysis proved the effectiveness of the developed environmental performance assessment. Therefore, the developed environmental performance assessment can benefit the construction industry and help to achieve continuous improvement on environmental performance. en
dc.language eng en
dc.publisher Routledge en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Construction Management and Economics en
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dc.title Critical factors for environmental performance assessment (EPA) in the Hong Kong construction industry en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/01446190600799620 en
pubs.issue 11 en
pubs.begin-page 1113 en
pubs.volume 24 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: Routledge en en
pubs.end-page 1123 en
pubs.publication-status Published en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 151092 en Engineering en Civil and Environmental Eng en
dc.identifier.eissn 1466-433X en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2015-03-06 en

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