The construction industry’s green pivot faces a number of challenges, even as more city governments and home buyers are increasingly pushing for more sustainable new homes and buildings. Among the obstacles standing in the way of greener construction are the industry’s natural cautious approach to innovation as well as its dominant profit models, which favour previously profitable habits and techniques.
In a new paper published in the journal Sustainability, three Concordia researchers from the Next-Generation Cities Institute (NGCI) outline those obstacles and offer practical incentives local governments can offer to encourage private green real estate development.
In this video, PhD students Natalie Voland and Mostafa Saad discuss their research into green real estate development.
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