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Because of its potential to deal with negative environmental impacts of construction activities and contribute to sustainable development, the adoption of green building technologies (GBTs) has received a high level of global attention in recent times. Accordingly, studies on strategies to promote GBTs adoption have been done around the world, but they are scarce in developing countries such as Ghana. The aim of this study is to identify the important strategies to promote GBTs adoption with reference to the Ghanaian construction market. To this end, this study commenced with a literature review and interviews with industry professionals to identify potential strategies. An empirical questionnaire survey was carried out with 43 professionals with green building experience. The analysis results revealed that “more publicity through media”, “GBTs-related educational and training programs for key stakeholders”, “availability of institutional framework for effective GBTs 18 implementation”, “a strengthened GBTs R&D”, and “financial and further market-based incentives” were the top five strategies to promote the GBTs adoption. Additionally, results comparison indicated that the top strategies to promote GBTs adoption in the developing 21 country of Ghana mostly differ from those in the developed country of the US. Furthermore, factor analysis showed that the underlying strategy groupings were government regulations and standards; incentives and R&D support; awareness and publicity programs; education and information dissemination; and awards and recognition. Theoretically, from a developing country’s perspective, this research contributes to the literature on green building by improving understanding of the key strategies to promote GBTs adoption. Practically, this 2 research helps policy makers, industry stakeholders, and advocates formulate and implement proper strategies for GBTs adoption promotion. The directions for future research include to model the interrelationships between the strategies, as well as their likely effects on the GBTs 30 adoption activity.
5. Conclusions, limitations, and future research
GBTs adoption has recently received increased global attention because of its numerous sustainability benefits. However, GBTs adoption has been slower in developing countries such as Ghana than in developed countries. This requires strategies that can assist in promoting and accelerating the adoption of GBTs in developing countries. As such, this paper attempted to identify the important strategies to promote GBTs adoption within Ghana. A literature review and interviews with industry professionals were conducted to identify 15 potential strategies that were presented in a questionnaire. After that, an empirical questionnaire survey was carried out with 43 professionals with green building experience to examine the relative importance of the strategies. This study is novel in three ways. First, to the authors’ knowledge, this study is one of the first in developing countries and the first in Ghana to investigate the important strategies to promote GBTs adoption. Second, this study is one of the first to compare the strategies to promote GBTs adoption between a developing country and a developed country. Finally, this study is also the first to establish the underlying factor structure of the strategies to promote GBTs adoption.