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Title: THE CHALLENGES OF INTRODUCING A NEW GREEN BUILDING MATERIAL IN ENVIRONMENTALLY EMERGING COUNTRIES; A STAKEHOLDERS’ PERCEPTIONS STUDY IN CYPRUS

THE CHALLENGES OF INTRODUCING A NEW GREEN BUILDING MATERIAL IN ENVIRONMENTALLY EMERGING COUNTRIES; A STAKEHOLDERS’ PERCEPTIONS STUDY IN CYPRUS
Christos Anastasiou; Demetris Nicolaides; Antonis Michael
10.5593/sgem2022V/6.2
1314-2704
English
22
6.2
•    Prof. DSc. Oleksandr Trofymchuk, UKRAINE 
•    Prof. Dr. hab. oec. Baiba Rivza, LATVIA
While comprehensive legislative frameworks may exist, the sustainable management of construction and demolition waste has proven challenging, especially for countries where environmental maturity may be still lacking. Recognizing the great potential for recycling and reusing CDW materials, Cypriot researchers are developing a new green building facade material using recycled materials. However, the market success of such a material is highly dependent on sound management and on stakeholders’ acceptance, hence the undertaking of a survey aiming to explore the attitudes and perceptions of Cypriot construction stakeholders. A total of 187 individuals participated in a survey, which used a 20-question questionnaire, that collected data through live interviews. Analysis of data indicated a strong support for CDW management, but also the belief that the existing legislative framework is somewhat lacking and not adequately implemented. In parallel, a confusion on existing management efforts was identified, suggesting the need for better education of stakeholders. The reduction of operational costs was identified as the strongest incentive for companies to adopt actions towards proper CDW management, while the improvement of their public image was not considered as adequate motivation. Despite the fact that respondents strongly support CDW recycling and the idea of green materials, they are not very trusting towards using building materials that are newly-introduced in the market.
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The authors would like to acknowledge the Project DEFEAT (INTEGRATED/0918/0052), which has been co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) and the Cyprus Government, through the RESTART 2016- 20 framework program of the Cyprus Research & Innovation Foundation.
conference
Proceedings of 22nd International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2022
22nd International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM 2022, 06-08 December, 2022
Proceedings Paper
STEF92 Technology
International Multidisciplinary Scientific GeoConference SGEM
SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci and Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts and Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; Croatian Acad Sci and Arts; Acad Sci Moldova; Montenegrin Acad Sci and Arts; Georgian Acad Sci; Acad Fine Arts and Design Bratislava; Turkish Acad Sci.
649-656
06-08 December, 2022
website
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CDW Management, Perceptions, Recycled Material, Survey, Construction

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